Gibraltar man robbed at knife-point in La Linea

A GANG of five stole a Gibraltar man’s belongings and car in La Linea.

Three women allegedly set a trap for him which enabled two men to threaten him at knife-point, according to Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP). The man was driving alone to Gibraltar from Alcaidesa via Carrefour and the road through the Junquillos, which joins the border road, in the early hours of the morning

The three women jumped into the road, forcing him to stop his car, according to the victim. “They distracted him further whilst two men got in to his unlocked car and was threatened at knife point,” the police said in a statement. “He was then robbed of all his belongings and even his car.”

The incident has been reported to Spain’s National Police, which is liaising with both the victim’s family and the RGP. As a result of this incident, RGP have issued a warning about distraction tactics used by criminals to set up their victims. “The RGP advises the general public to remain aware of these hideous types of crimes and of the distraction techniques employed by these criminals,” it said in a statement.

“Keep your car doors locked at all times, even when you are driving, and do not get distracted to expose yourself to these crimes. Drive straight to the nearest police station to report the matter if you feel you are being targeted.”

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