Thinking of taking your car to North Africa? No? Well, somebody else might be, which might explain why it is no longer where you parked it.
Yes, yet again, the Guardia Civil has intercepted a stolen car at a Spanish port waiting to board a ferry for a sunny life abroad; this time it was Almería Port.
In this latest case there were two vehicles intercepted. Both were cars stolen in France. The owner of one of them had still not realised that it had been stolen.
In both cases the drivers were arrested: 39-year-old S.S. with residence abroad and the second, 45-year-old A.B., resident in Valencia. One look at the initials confirms that they were not Spanish, who all have at least three initials and in most cases, four, as they all have two surnames.
Time after time, the Guardia Civil, who thoroughly inspect the paper work of both the car and driver against the vehicles, come up with altered chassis numbers and other irregularities. Once something like that crops up, they check the car out on an international data base.
This almost always ends with the car and its dubious occupant parting company; the former for a tearful reunion with the real owner and the latter, making new friends in an exiting ambience.
But, back to this case in particular, the first car belonged to a car dealer in new vehicles, who had not noted that the car was missing… an employee might be seeking new employment, therefore.
(News: Almeria, Andalucia)