Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:32 pm Post subject: If your going to Spain
this was posted on the XT web site...worth a read...
And was also posted on bmwgs.co.uk by dazzerrtw
I thought it was only about 10 years behind the rest of the world.
it seems we are more like dick turpins time
Just got this from a biker friend in Spain .
BE CAREFUL AT GUARDIA CIVIL CHECK POINTS
The other day, a senior police officer, Sr. Manuel Piedrabuena, told a police conference about a new activity of robbers on secondary roads.
This information comes from a good policeman who wants people throughout Spain to be aware of what is going on.
It seems that a gang, mainly Rumanian including people from Bulgaria and Poland, are disguising themselves as Guardia Civil, with similar uniforms, tri-corn hats, but non-standard pistols.
They even have cars similar to those of the Guardia Civil.
Because their disguise is not very effective in the light of day, they do their dirty work at night.
They wait until a car appears and stop it at the side of the road.
They say that they are checking for drink driving and the result of their test is always positive even if you have not been drinking. Naturally, most people will challenge this result and that is when their game starts.
They will tell you that perhaps the machine is not working properly but that they have another machine fixed in their car which will determine the result.
THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE LIE!
As soon as you get into their car they will rob you of everything, money, credit cards, mobile phone and whatever they find in your car. The big problem is that they can use your cards straight away and you can do nothing because they are in control.
The Guardia Civil NEVER ask you to leave your car and they NEVER ask you to take a breathe test in their car.
On some occasions they can be very, very violent.
Be very careful if you are stopped by the Guardia Civil on secondary roads; keep your mobile phone ready so that you can call the POLICE.
If you keep reporting this gang which is causing havoc we will break up the entire organisation and their numbers will be reduced.
We must all watch out and use the power of the internet and the public to fight this threat.
If we allow this gang to get away with it, all the other criminals will be headed for Spain.
SEND THIS MESSAGE TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS FOR THE BENEFIT