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Lucky escape for two British tourists

The message is ‘keep your car doors locked at all times’

Two English tourists narrowly escaped being victims of a vol à la portière crime near the motorway exit at Ariane recently. Two youngsters had opened the door of their English registered car and grabbed the lady’s handbag, but were almost immediately caught by the police.

The bag which contained identity documents and 950 euros in cash was returned safely.

It’s a black spot for this type of crime and while it is pleasing to note that the police have increased their presence in the area, the message to drivers is ‘keep your doors locked at all times’.