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Old 16-05-2010, 22:08
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Location: Manchester
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Exclamation Money Stolen !

Can anyone offer an explanation on how we were robbed ???

About ten years ago Mum had her purse stolen from her bag on our arrival day whilst we were doing our Ďbig shopí at the old Syp supermarket, a man was acting a bit odd at the side of her but she just thought he was a bit of a weirdo, it was only a few minutes afterwards that she realised what he had been up to - of course it was too late by then and heíd snatched the purse from her bag and got away with all her cash, credit cards and the safe key. Needless to say sheís always been much more aware and even more careful ever since.

So we were out in PP last week celebrating my Mumís retirement.
On Monday after lunch we strolled along the Pinewalk from the apartment to get an ice-cream at the kiosk - she paid and we remember struggling for change between us because she only had large notes in her purse.
We then walked back to the apartment and took the car up Formentor to the lighthouse, had coffee in the cafť - I paid, before returning, stopping off at a couple of the Miradors on the way back to take in the views.
All the time her large and quite deep shoulder bag was firmly clamped on her shoulder.
She canít remember anyone bumping into her either accidentally or on purpose though it was quite busy with sightseers.
Before we returned to the apartment we drove over to the Mercadona at Alcudia to pick up a few essentials, we were in there literally 5 minutes.
At the checkout she dug her purse out of her bag and was shocked to find it empty!
Around 200 euros had been taken.

Again she has no recollection of anyone bumping into her - we didnít even speak to anyone.
We have absolutely no clue as to how anyone had got in there to steal the money and even more strange is if they had successfully snatched her purse, why they would then go to the trouble and risk of being caught by closing the purse up and putting it back in the bag?

If I didnít know better Iíd say it was an inside job

She really couldnít believe that sheíd been done again and kept getting her purse out to check - just in case it miraculously re-appeared, needless to say it didnít.
Thankfully it was only cash that was taken and apart from casting a bit of a shadow on the start of the week, we didnít let it spoil our holiday.

So if anyone has heard of anything similar or can shed any light on how it was done - please tell!
Everyone else please be warned and take care, it is very easy to drop your guard when the sun starts shining and we relax after a few drinks - but you just never know whoís watching
Donít let the ****erís spoil your holís !!!
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