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Handbag snatch in Caleta. Epidemic?
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I have just heard of a THIRD handbag snatch in Caleta this week.  What's going on?  All have been on FaceBook posts, but none of the posters have confirmed whether the Police have been informed. The last one was near Fado Rock last night and has been described as a "vicious attack"!!!
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(03-03-2019, 08:49 AM)fatherted Wrote: The same thing was happening last year but the snowflakes were in denial regarding crime in Caleta until one of the victims posted on public forums about it.

'snowflakes in denial' - that's a bit harsh. Unless I see it reported on FB I wouldn't know about it so I would deny it.
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(03-03-2019, 08:49 AM)TrickyFox Wrote: 'snowflakes in denial' - that's a bit harsh...

That's true. Harsh and unnecessary, not something we'd like to do here very often.



(02-03-2019, 05:02 PM)Emmi Smith Wrote: I have just heard of a THIRD handbag snatch in Caleta this week.  What's going on?  All have been on FaceBook posts, but none of the posters have confirmed whether the Police have been informed. The last one was near Fado Rock last night and has been described as a "vicious attack"!!!

Do you have any more info regarding the attacks, Emmi? Would be nice to know that Police is involved in these too.
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No more info.  All three reported on FB.  The last one, last Friday evening/early hours Saturday morning, reported as 'VISCIOUS".....and located near Fado Rock.  I, and others asked repeatedly if a report to Police had been made.  No reply.  Since then the post has been deleted.
A previous "snatch" last week was reported as being carried out by someone in a "hoodie" (not unusual)   who ran off - well, he would wouldn't he?

I am glad people report the incidents, but nearly always the lack of any detail as to where, when, description of perpetrator, Police report etc. Beats me why they bother.  Perhaps to gain the endless post of sympathy which follow.???
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So more than likely not true at all.
Or 1 incident posted or shared by 3 people.
Why would anyone believe any post like this, are they your Facebook friends, if they are, they would give you details if you asked, not delete posts.
It is unfortunately all too easy to post and then get reposted as facts, made up stories, by sad people.
There is a a lot of dishonesty on social media.
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No, they were three separate incidents for sure.  No, they are not FaceBook friends of mine, they just post on groups where I am also a member so can see the posts and can comment if I feel the need.
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(05-03-2019, 09:42 AM)Emmi Smith Wrote: ...Since then the post has been deleted.

Doesn't makes any sense. Do you think the group admin removed the post or the poster herself?



(05-03-2019, 09:42 AM)Emmi Smith Wrote: I am glad people report the incidents, but nearly always the lack of any detail as to where, when, description of perpetrator, police report etc.

Posts like this are informative and keep the tourists vigilant. Handbag snatching is happening all over the world, nobody can expect it's not gonna happen in Fuerteventura. Police reports would definitely help. Police are often targeted with complaints that they have done nothing about a crime that was “reported” only to later find out it was only posted on Facebook. That's simply not enough.

Police, like any other government department use Money on things they need to sort out. If the Police isn't informed about some issue, they'll use their resources on something else (like stopping the cars at the roundabouts).



(05-03-2019, 09:42 AM)Emmi Smith Wrote: Beats me why they bother.  Perhaps to gain the endless post of sympathy which follow.???

That's quite sad. Especially if they'll carry on with their anti Spanish/Canary campaign on the social networks just to convince others not to go there due to the crime they experienced.
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I am somewhat sceptical of all this. I can see no reason why anyone in their right mind would be subject to this & NOT report it to the Police. Apart from anything else they would need a crime number to claim back lost items etc.
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(05-03-2019, 10:07 AM)MB30 Wrote: So more than likely not true at all.
Or 1 incident posted or shared by 3 people.
Why would anyone believe any post like this, are they your Facebook friends, if they are, they would give you details if you asked, not delete posts.
It is unfortunately all too easy to post and then get reposted as facts, made up stories, by sad people.
There is a a lot of dishonesty on social media.

It depends on many factors. But usually I do trust when people write about their good or bad experience with anything (holiday/food/product). Especially if there's more of them having a similar experience. For example, 1,000 of them will say Caleta is a good place to have nice, chill holiday with a good amount of clubs for the night entertainment. One of them would say they had been robed at four o'clock in the morning while walking alone (under influence) to the hotel. I would still choose to holiday in Caleta just will make sure I won't find myself in the exact situation.

So honest or not, this kind of posts could prevent something bad happening to us and will make our stay even safer.

We all would be happier if crime didn't exist on the island at all but I'm honestly glad for the low numbers if I'll compare it with the crime back in the UK or even in another holiday destinations. Just a couple days back we've got rid of our safe because we've realised we used it only once in the past five years and that's not enough to keep it in the bedroom to collect the dust any more.
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Are there not cameras in Caleta?  I seem to remember looking at one a few years ago but
not sure if they are still in use.  If they are maybe they would be of some use
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