In Barcelona, walking alone through the streets at night can be risky, especially for tourists. A new method of theft, known as “kill them”, has emerged as a worrying trend. This technique involves intercepting a person walking alone, where the thieves, usually in pairs or groups, strangle the victim from behind until he or she loses consciousness. Once helpless, the victim is stripped of all valuable belongings.
On this occasion, this assault method has been used against a Japanese streamer who was also live. Known as heihei, occurred on November 18, around 11:30 p.m. During transmission, He was approached by a man who asked him his name., followed by the appearance of two more people, creating a tense atmosphere. The attack was captured on video, showing how the assailants knocked down the young man, stealing a watch, an iPhone 13 and a wallet with 350 euros.
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The video of the assault has reached seven million views on a social network, formerly known as Twitter, generating a wave of comments lamenting the negative image of the city. This incident has highlighted growing concern over the use of “matalen”, a martial arts strangulation technique, increasingly adopted by criminals in Spain. The National Police has warned of an increase in cases of robberies using this dangerous maneuver.
This event has exacerbated concerns about security in European cities such as Barcelona, where crime has increased almost 6% in the last year, calling into question the safety of tourists and residents.