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Britons In Magaluf Warned Over 20-Strong Gang Who Rob Tourists

Rebecca Shepherd

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Britons In Magaluf Warned Over 20-Strong Gang Who Rob Tourists

Featured Image Credit: PA

When you start getting excited about heading off on a LADs holiday, it's always met with a barrage of warnings - don't leave your drink unattended, don't go out on the balcony, don't go down to the beach, don't start a fire.

We've heard these things over and over again. They're nothing new and most advice is usually centered around taking care with booze because - it's a matter of fact - if you're under the influence you immediately become an easier target.

So we're not overly surprised that Brits heading to the popular party town of Magaluf in Majorca have been given warned to keep vigilant.

But what is shocking is that the caution relates to a 20-strong teen gang that is robbing drunk holidaymakers and attacking the ones that resist, according to the Mirror.


Officers from the Spanish Civil Guard (the Spanish police) have said that the thugs are at least 18 years old and are specifically targeting tourists who appear to be drunk.

The teens are understood to split up into groups of five or six and stalk the resort's streets on Friday and Saturday nights.

They are referring to their stealing sprees as 'Make a Maga' and are specifically targeting people on the popular Punta Ballena strip.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

It is thought that their tactics include barging tourists before stealing their bags, jewellery and wallets. Those who resist risk being physically attacked, police have said.

Authorities described the behaviour as a 'new phenomenon', despite there being several attacks last summer.

There seem to be stories of people being targeted on holiday every summer, but it may just be even more crucial to keep your wits about you in Magaluf following this news.

Locals are pushing police to take action against the gang, as with prostitution and bottle parties in the resort.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Calvia council and the Civil guard have pledged to change the 'party town' image of Magaluf which is descended upon by thousands of boozy Brits each year.

It is reported that more patrols and new fines are being handed out to misbehaving holidaymakers.

Just last month, eight fines were dished out to tourists caught having sex on public roads while another 31 were handed to those drinking in public spaces.

The warning comes as police in Ibiza are investigating an incident where a British man presenting to be asleep in the middle of a main road was brutally assaulted by fed-up drivers.

The message here is that we all need to be extra careful when we're in unfamiliar territory. Don't let it affect your holiday - get excited, don't forget the sun cream and remember to enjoy yourself. Just watch our for yourself and your mates.

Topics: magaluf, Police, World News, UK News, Interesting, Community, Drinking, Holiday

Rebecca Shepherd
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