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Rising crime in Albufeira

Dear Editor, 

As an apartment owner and regular visitor to Albufeira it saddens and worries me greatly to read of the recent muggings and robberies.

I know friends who have been robbed and one friend mugged and it seems the situation is becoming out of control.

The GNR appear helpless and the criminals appear to be getting away with it. The authorities need to make dealing with this a priority.

Avril Smith by email

Editor’s note: Dear Avril, thank you for your comments. Authorities in Portugal are taking this matter very seriously. Please read our Special Reports titled “Authorities vow to crackdown on Albufeira violence”,”Warnings were not heeded” and “Every person has the right to feel safe, says tourism chief”