so bad!!anyway i'm all but surprised to hear stuff like that going on in bcn!I was there one month ago and was in a hostel room with an australian woman.
After a great day out i came back in the hostel and found this 40 year woman crying all alone then she told me she had been violently robbed at 4 o clock PM in front of the modern art museum.
These motherf***ers clutched her tightly then stole her bag and pushed her to the ground!
There was no reason to use such violence this woman was really skinny and would have given all she had even if they only asked her!
Then the police obviously didn't care a lot.
This city is as wonderful as dangerous in the centre..expecially in the raval block on the rambla's left heading to plaza catalunia.
The one thing to do is to avoid these places and look like a tourist as less as you can!
ps beware of buying drugs in the street as well!!