Gangs In Benidorm Are Spiking Drinks And Robbing Tourists
Brits going on holiday to Benidorm are being targeted by gangs of thieves, according to expats living in the popular resort.
The warning comes after one tourist claimed to have woken up on a beach, without his shoes and wallet.
It's said the gangs are posing as holidaymakers and targeting unsuspecting travellers in bars, clubs and restaurants - with claims that some have had their drinks spiked.
Some crooks have allegedly been spotted gathering at crossroads, before targeting men as they make their way home late at night.
Some men are reportedly even dressing up as women in a bid to rob inebriated Brits.
Local expats have now taken to social media to warn people heading to the Costa Blanca this summer about the spate of thefts.
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In a Facebook group dedicated to the Spanish resort, one person warned: "This happened to a guy.....His friends reported him missing. He had been spiked....trainers.. phone wallet etc missing. He was found on the beach.
"Please be Careful.....DON'T LEAVE YOUR DRINKS UNATTENDED."
According to reports in The Sun, a Romanian woman was arrested after she allegedly stole £400 from a British tourist, while another was nicked after apparently swiping a £5,000 watch from an elderly man.
One woman was then accused of stealing a wallet which contained £400.
Speaking to the newspaper about their own experience of being mugged while enjoying a night out in Benidorm, one tourist said: "Just walked out of Morgan's my mate left 2 minutes before us by that time he had been robbed of everything by the prostitutes men dressed as women chased them down the road pimps come out from everywhere police seen us chasing them stopped us just said report it in the morning be careful."
The scary warnings come after firefighters in Benidorm battled a huge mountain fire, which was treated as especially dangerous because of how close it was to the Aqualandia water park.
Aqualandia is the site of one of the world's largest water slides, Cyclon. The slide features a huge vortex tunnel, is the equivalent to a 12-storey building (great for the glutes) and stimulates the feeling of zero gravity.
It's a four-person slide as well so you don't have to enjoy it on your lonesome - unless you're shoved with three random strangers which is never ideal.
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