17 August 2011:
I have been away from the site for a while now Sorry but still enjoy the content,. My post is a rather unfortunate one where my wife had her bag & purse stolen by an opportunist at Lidl Calahonda with all the usual cards, cash, car keys etc. It wasn't until she got to the checkout that she realised her loss. Lidl staff called the Police emergency line for us but that was it no report nothing. This is our first such instance since living here in Spain for the last 20 months.
OK panic, help all that sort of thing. denunciation report raised, cards stopped but nothing else no statement of events, description of my wife requested etc from my wife for the shop or police in order to investigate the incident with CCTV systems in place in order to build up a profile etc of what is a regular event along the costa. When in the Police station sigining the denuncia I asked about follow up to be told that they have a department that deals with this sort of crime. But how if they don't collate all the detail.
So what happens next how can they find or compile case histroy without full information, are we therefore just feeding the economy of these unscrupulous characters and just expected to claim on insurance if covered for this type of event
Any other thooughts on this
Thread: Spanish economy - stolen purse