By Cathy Elelman • 22 August 2020 • 20:04
ALLEGATIONS: The victim reportedly underwent tests at the Torrecardenas hospital to check whether she’d been injected with a drug which causes drowsiness
CREDIT: Hospital Universitario Torrecardenas Facebook @TorrecardenasHU
THIEVES drugged a pensioner on a Roquetas de Mar street and kidnapped her for several hours to steal cash and jewellery, according to Spanish press.
The Voz de Almeria newspaper reported that the 70-year old woman’s family allege she was on her way back home from the beach last Thursday morning when a young man went up behind her and injected her in the elbow with scopolamine, a drug used to treat conditions including nausea and motion sickness, with drowsiness a common side-effect.
The family claims the victim remembers finding herself in a car with the man and two women. They allegedly took her to a nearby bank where they made her take out €1,500 on her credit card, then to her home, where they stole all her jewellery, and finally to a supermarket, where the thieves made a purchase and let her go.
The report goes on to say that the 70 year-old, although completely disorientated, managed to make it to her sister’s home.
Also that the pensioner subsequently underwent a series of tests in Almeria’s Torrecardenas hospital to check whether she had been injected with scopolamine before the family reported the alleged ordeal to the Guardia Civil.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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