A poll taken by AA Travel Insurance has found that Irish tourists are more likely to be robbed in Spain than any other tourist destination.
A third of people who had been robbed, were robbed while holidaying in Spain. Pickpocketing is the most common crime, but tourists have also had necklaces ripped from their necks and item stolen from their handbags.
Some more scary stories surfaced aswell – one couple had their tyre slashed when they stopped to get petrol. They then drove on for 2km before realising and the thieves posed as good Samaritans before robbing them.
The moral of the story? Be conscious of your surroundings, and don’t bring anything too important with you. Especially if you’re going to Spain.