British vacationer stabbed whereas bravely combating off gang of robbers who snatched his bag in Barcelona
A British vacationer has been stabbed whereas bravely making an attempt to combat a gang of 4 violent thugs who snatched his bag in Barcelona, terrifying footage reveals.
The holidaymaker was having a drink on a terrace in Placa Sant Josep Oriol close to Las Ramblas at round 8pm final night time when the bag was snatched.
The sufferer ran after the robbers and managed to restrain one, then began wrestling over the bag in entrance of shocked onlookers.
A British vacationer has been stabbed whereas bravely making an attempt to combat a gang of 4 thieves who snatched his bag in Barcelona
The robber stabbed the Briton within the aspect of his torso within the ugly scenes in Barcelona final night time
The holidaymaker was having a drink on a terrace in Placa Sant Josep Oriol close to Las Ramblas at round 8pm final night time when the bag was snatched
The sufferer ran after the robbers and managed to restrain him, whereas they began wrestling over the bag in entrance of shocked onlookers
However the thief then took out a pointy object from his pocket and repeatedly tried to stab him earlier than making contact with the aspect of his torso.
The Briton didn’t realise till he noticed the blade in entrance of his face, at which level he let go of the thug who hurriedly scampered away to security together with his assailants.
One courageous passerby tried to halt their escape with out success.
All 4 have been arrested shortly after.
The drama got here amid a surge of violence within the standard Spanish getaway metropolis.
On the identical night time because the bag theft, one other stabbing happened in the identical neighbourhood at round 10pm.
And at 4am, two extra folks have been arrested after knifing a 3rd individual in a heated argument.
The drama got here amid a surge of violence within the standard Spanish getaway metropolis
The thief took out a pointy object from his pocket and repeatedly tried to stab him earlier than making contact with the aspect of his torso
4 assailants fled from the scene however they have been all arrested shortly afterwards
The Catalonian capital sees roughly 225 robberies daily, with gangs focusing on the flocks of vacationers who go to the gorgeous metropolis on Spain’s northeastern coast.
This week, footballer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was focused by an armed gang who broke into his luxurious dwelling, threatened him and his household with weapons and iron bars, and escaped with jewels after damaging his jaw.
The then-Barcelona ahead, who moved to Chelsea yesterday, was assaulted by the boys in entrance of his spouse Alysha Behague, with the criminals escaping in a white Audi A3.
El Pais report that no less than 4 males climbed into his backyard on the complicated in Castelldefels and threatened him till they gained entry to the participant’s secure.
The couple have been made to lie on the ground for an hour in entrance of their two terrified youngsters Curtys, 11, and Pierre, six, claims an extra report by RAC1.
Aubameyang was struck on the chin by an iron bar, whereas Behague suffered a blow to the top.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was reportedly sufferer of an armed theft at his home within the early hours of Monday morning
In 2019, it was reported Barcelona had turn into so ravaged by pickpockets, police have been handing out survival kits.
The City Guard of Barcelona began handing out the baggage to vacationers who returned to their belongings after a swim solely to seek out they’d been taken.
The baggage comprise flip flips, a t-shirt, trousers and a one-way Barcelona Metro ticket.
Town centre of Barcelona has a fame for its excessive crime charge, which is precipitated predominantly by thefts and robberies on its streets.
In line with the Barcelona Subject Research Centre, the capital of Catalonia noticed 40 crimes per 100 inhabitants in 2016, with the quantity being inflated by vacationers.
Earlier this summer season, a mugger stripped a luxurious watch off an American vacationer’s wrist in entrance of his household in Barcelona.
That is the second a thug rips a $45,000 watch off a vacationer’s wrist whereas he’s strolling by means of the centre of Barcelona together with his younger household
Police valued the timepiece at $45,000 (£37,000) – days after the person reportedly advised them it was price $800,000 (£685,000).
The vacationer was strolling by means of the town’s central Gothic Quarter in June, the identical space as yesterday’s stabbing, together with his younger household when a mugger snuck up behind him and clawed the watch from his arm.
The American advised police the timepiece was snatched off his wrist close to the five-star Mercer Resort the place he’s believed to have been staying.
The vacationer first filed a grievance with the Mossos d’Esquadra (Catalan police) valuing his watch at $800,000 (£685,000). However after finishing up their very own checks police lowered the valuation to $45,000 (£36,870), Catalan newspaper El Periódico reported.
It’s not clear why police lowered the worth of the watch.
CCTV footage of the lightning-quick theft reveals the unsuspecting American strolling by means of an alley as a person runs up behind him and seizes his arm.
Because the thief swings his sufferer round with one hand, he rips away the watch with the opposite and runs away leaving the household dumbfounded.
The footage reveals the vacationer together with his companion and three younger youngsters on the time of the mugging. As the person is grabbed he stumbles backwards about to fall, however is ready to regular himself – solely to observe the person run off together with his watch.
Sebastian Vettel chased thieves by means of Barcelona on a scooter after his bag was stolen
The earlier month, F1 star Sebastian Vettel chased thieves by means of the streets of Barcelona on a scooter in the hunt for his stolen bag.
The four-time world champion was making an attempt to trace down possessions taken by means of his automotive window, following the Spanish Grand Prix.
In line with reviews within the Catalan newspaper, El Periodico, the German driver used the GPS sign from his AirPods headphones that have been contained in the bag utilizing the Discover My iPhone app.
Having traced the sign, Vettel jumped on a scooter by means of the town till he efficiently reached the proper level on the map.
However, though he discovered his headphones the place his iPhone had indicated they have been, the bag and the remainder of its contents have been nowhere to be discovered.
The 2 males combat on the shore of La Barceloneta seashore, Barcelona, Spain in 2019. The person carrying denims and a shirt was kicked within the head
It’s thought possible the thieves discarded the headphones to throw their pursuer off the scent.
In 2019, a person was left mendacity on a seashore unconscious after being kicked within the head by a ‘thief who tried to steal his cellphone’ on Barcelona’s principal seashore.
The combat broke out between two males on the shore of La Barceloneta seashore the place shocked onlookers captured footage of the brawl.
Violent footage captures the second a suspected thief kicks the opposite man within the face together with his proper foot leaving him unconscious on the sand.