You hear a number of sorry tales of people being robbed before they leave the airport. However, these three made it all the way to their apartment at Villamartín, Orihuela Costa before being turned over.
Whilst one of the visitors was parking the hire car, a female member of the party went upstairs to the apartment and was followed by a man who produced a knife. After a struggle the man cut the strap of the lady’s handbag and made his escape in a car driven by a female accomplice.
The advice that is always given is to carry passports, money, credit cards in secure pockets and not altogether, especially in a handbag or briefcase.
When you are picking up your car and even on arrival at your destination be extra vigilant when transferring cases and other belongings because you never know who is watching you.