A PENSIONER in Rincón de la Victoria was drugged and had his watch stolen whilst he was sitting on his front porch.
The 67-year-old-man fell victim to a robbery on September 1 when he was slipped the ‘date-rape’ drug, falling into a stupor and being left at the mercy of the criminals who administered it.
In the event, the criminals stole the watch that the man was wearing on his wrist: valued at €4,000. Preferring to remain anonymous, the man said: “It was about 7 o’clock in the evening, and I was reading calmly on my front porch when between the railings I saw that a car was parked in front of the house.
“The three occupants of the car were gesturing at me to approach them. I got up and saw that the passenger had a map on his lap.”
The man suspects that the paper of the map was impregnated with the drug.
“Then everything began to move so fast… the driver asked to have a look at my watch. I don’t know why I reacted the way I did, removing it and giving it to him. I remember seeing the watch fall onto the car seat before the driver slipped it into a black bag which he then gave to me.
“I was unable to speak even one word. I took the bag and went back up to my house. When I opened it I saw that the watch inside was just a cheap replica.
“I was paralysed. My wife came out and after I told her what had happened we went together to report it to the Guardia Civil. I told them what had happened and they said that they had received reports of similar incidents.”
It appears that in September alone, at least three incidents of a similar nature were reported in Rincón de la Victoria.
Last May the Diario Sur reported a similar incident happened to a resident of Pedregalejo, Malaga, when a €16,000 Rolex and his wallet were taken from him.