Police say that the public should be on their guard in the Las Chafiras and Golf del Sur areas for two muggers who appear to be Moroccans operating out of a black Fiat Punto. Their method seems to be that one keeps the car engine running while the other grabs bags from unsuspecting shoppers, and the pair then make a quick getaway. They are said to have made over a dozen such thefts in the general area over recent weeks, but their latest attempt around lunchtime yesterday was thwarted by a Spanish woman in the IKEA carpark. She held onto her handbag and confronted her assailant, who turned tail and ran to the car, which then sped off. Police are still searching for the pair and advise the public to be on guard in the area.