Thieves disguised as tourists

Thefts at the Cabo Girão viewpoint

Thieves headline in JM

JM headlines that In just over a week, there were four thefts at the Cabo Girão viewpoint. Among tourists, the thieves are operating in an increasingly trained and effective manner. 

The newspaper reports that tour guides are calling for the Police do more than monitor traffic and recommend video surveillance to assist in identifying the thieves. 

Aquaculture challenged

The front page also highlights Ribeira Brava where the local authority has promised to take any decision on new aquaculture cages to court. If the Regional Government licenses another 20 fish farming units, the Parish Council will “act judicially”. 

The decision was taken unanimously and President Marco Martins promises to comply. However, a petition circulates.

President authorised to travel to World Cup game

Following on from a previous post, the Portuguese Parlament has authorised the visit of the President of the Republic to Qatar to watch the first game of from national football team at the 2022 World Cup, on Thursday.

Ronaldo update

Last night’s post on the departure of Ronaldo from Manchester United has been updated, with the Madeiran apparently losing out on £15.5m due to breach of contract.

Part of this post was replicated on the copyblog

COVID-19 in Madeira: updates can be found in an earlier post

All the incidental from Madeira – up to 60 reports per day – is being picked up automatically, translated, and posted on our sister website, madeiraislandnews, no matter how trivial:

8 thoughts on “Thieves disguised as tourists”

    • I agree. We are arriving in Madeira in two weeks time and staying until the end of December. We’ve always felt really safe everywhere but it’s getting a little concerning now..

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  1. Annoying and certainly needs to be tackled effectively but hardly a serious crime wave. Recent reports of violent crime in Madeira are more troubling. Unless you travel to some of the more remote Pacific islands, a degree of targeted crime against tourists is pretty much universal nowadays unfortunately.

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  2. Theses are hard times…So why have Portuguese Parliament authorised a very costly visit of the President of the Republic to Qatar to watch the first game of from national football team at the 2022 World Cup, on Thursday…? Can’t he watch it TV like the rest of the country…? The rich get richer & the freebies get bigger while the workers pay the taxes…? Will Albuquerque manage a freeby also…as crime rises in Madeira, why is there not more Police presence in hot spots…?

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  3. … They got Caught !! Meaning the government and Police are acting swiftly ,, plus I have ever the past 2 weeks seen an increase in Police presence around town and tourist spots, every day this week there’s been 2 police on duty outside the Mercado ,, these were obviously travelling Pickpockets, they usually stick to mainland Europe were they can disappear over the next border if it gets too hot, very rarely do Pickpockets venture to somewhere as isolated as Madeira, which is why it very rarely happens here, no big cities, no big crowds, no ferry, not enough scope or escape routes ,, and there’s definitely no home grown Pickpockets here ,, so Panic over !! ,, Like the World Cup, it probably won’t happen for another 4 years …

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