WATCH OUT - THIEVES ARE ABOUT
Contributor / 2012-06-07 18:35:12
Well. it looks like it's that time of the year, again, when the Almanzora Valley area is targeted by thieves. It happens every year, but not necessarily exactly the same area each year.
This year it appears to be the turn of Taberno and it's surrounding areas. Up to now, as far as I am aware, there have been 3 areas targeted: firstly in the properties behind The Travellers Bar, between Albox and Taberno, where everything (including the kitchen sink) was taken, and secondly in Santopetre, between Huercal Overa and Taberno, where they took away some of their spoils, in the owners van. He had thought that by removing the battery, the vehicle would be thief proof, but he'd put the battery in the padlocked shed - no problem for these ruthless thieves! In these two instances the houses were unoccupied at the time of the burglaries.
The third instance, however, shows that the thieves are becoming more daring, as they were carried out in the Alhambra region of Albox, on occupied houses, during the day, while the owners were out working.
I urge anyone living in the Almanzora area to be particularly careful, and please keep a look-out for any unusual activity around any unoccupied properties close to you. If you see anything suspicious, report it immediately to the local police or the Guardia, so that these thieves can be apprehended as soon as possible.