29 May, 2019 @ 18:49
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‘Hugger’ muggers arrested on the Costa Blanca after thieving expat’s €100,000 watch

TWO Romanians have been arrested in Benissa after they robbed a Dutch pensioner of his €100,000 watch.

The pair, a 19-year-old girl and a 27-year-old man, robbed the man in Calpe using the ‘hugging’ method.

The girl reportedly stroked the Dutch man’s arm affectionately meanwhile lifting his watch and doing a runner.

They were caught two days later in Benissa attempting the same trick, this time without success.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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