26 Nov, 2021 @ 12:00
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Cowardly thieves steal lottery tickets at knifepoint from blind sellers in streets of Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Street robbers grab man from behind and strip him to his underwear on Spain's Costa Blanca
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TWO people have been arrested by the Policia Nacional for stealing lottery tickets from blind sellers in Alicante.

The man and woman, aged 51 and 52, have been accused of several robberies in city streets, including threatening to stab one vendor in the chest.

A police patrol spotted a group of people in the north of the city including a couple that matched the description of the ticket thieves.

They had 40 tickets on them worth over €200 which they were trying to sell.

They had no hesitation in threatening violence during the thefts which included the stealing of a backpack containing tickets valued at €2,160.

The seller had a knife thrust into his chest by the male assailant and ordered to hand over the bag to his female associate.

The Spanish couple have been charged with robbery and robbery with violence.


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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