Women offered sex as ploy to steal off tourists
Four Nigerian women were arrested in the south of Tenerife after using the offer of sexual services to rob tourists.
Police say one of the women grabbed a holidaymaker in the private regions and then made off with 500 euros which she snatched “with the other hand”.
However, she got more than she bargained for when other people in the area gave chase and detained her until the police arrive.
The four women arrested were aged between 23 and 25 and were “working” in the Playa de las Americas area.
“The detainees approached the tourists offering sexual services and then stole money or jewellery,” said a police spokesman. “Two of them had police records.”
The incident which led to the arrests happened in avenida Rafael Puig Lluvina. Officers with the National Police came across a large crowd of tourists who were gathered around several women.
They had given chase and caught the ringleader when she tried to get away with the 500 euros. Her three colleagues were also arrested on suspicion of theft.