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Rest Stop Robbery

November 18, 1990

Having just returned from a trip through France with a planned side trip to Barcelona, I wish to warn about an apparently common problem at the southern France-Spanish border on the main highway route to Barcelona: car robberies.

We parked our car alongside a table and enjoyed our lunch. On returning to the car, no more than 10 feet from us, I discovered all movable items had been pilfered from the car. We had heard and observed nothing.

Our property was found in a sack by the side of the road by police who patrol the area constantly because theft, especially from that rest stop, is very common. Other travelers should be warned.

HOWARD D. ROSS

Los Angeles

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