30 Jun, 2021 @ 17:00
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Cowardly thieves mug Belgian woman, 82, on a Costa Blanca street in Spain to steal her handbag

Cowardly Thieves Mug An 82 Year Old Belgian Woman On A Costa Blanca Street In A Handbag Snatch In Spain

AN 82-year-old Belgian woman was mugged in a Calpe street when two men stole her handbag.

The duo have been arrested by the Guardia Civil after they tried to use the victim’s credit cards in a shop.

The men, aged 18 and 26, are repeat offenders, according to a police statement.

They attacked the octogenerian who gamely tried to resist and she received treatment at the Calpe health centre for a minor arm injury.

The thieves escaped on a stolen moped which had been adapted to start without a key.

In addition to violent robbery, the duo were also charged with moped theft, non-possession of a motorcycle license, and fraud.

Despite the assault and their previous criminal record, the two men were bailed by a Denia court.


Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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