Costa Brava pensioner seriously injured in tussle with hugger muggers

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AN 80-year old man was left with serious injuries when he was targeted by so-called ‘hugger muggers’ after his luxury watch in Ampuriabrava on the Costa Brava.

Two women approached the pensioner as he was parking his car in his garage. As is typical in these cases, they got right up close to him and embraced him, and that’s when they grabbed his Rolex and a bracelet he was wearing.

The elderly man tried to resist the assault, suffering severe bruising and wounds to his arms as they clawed at him to get what they wanted.


Both women managed to get away.

According to press reports the victim told Castello Local Police and the Roses Mossos d’Esquadra Catalan police the two women could be Romanians, aged somewhere between 25 and 30.


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