British bride, 27, and her hen party have jewellery and luxury goods worth nearly £70,000 stolen

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British bride, 27, and her hen party have jewellery and luxury goods worth nearly £70,000 stolen

A British bride has told how she and her hen party had jewellery and luxury designer goods worth nearly £70,000 stolen during their break in Marbella.

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A British bride has told how she and her hen party had jewellery and luxury designer goods worth nearly £70,000 stolen during their break in Marbella.

The group of a dozen women and a man were left devastated when their rented Airbnb villa was ransacked last Saturday night while they were out having a meal.

The thieves snatched six rings valued at more than £27,000 on the first night of the hen weekend, along with sets of diamond and gold earrings, two Rolex watches worth £15,850, four car keys, three house keys, and ten passports.

The haul also included eight designer Armani, Louis Vuitton, Jacquemus and Balenciaga handbags, Alexander Wang and Hermes slippers, Prada and Gucci wallets, designer sunglasses, Christina Louboutin heels and three Dyson Airwrap hair stylers.

But the thieves nearly gave themselves away by also stealing five sets of Airpods from the villa near Puerto Banús which cost £2,711 for three nights on Airbnb.

One of the women found a signal from her stolen wireless earpieces on Sunday afternoon which showed that they were in a housing complex in Calahonda near Marbella.

The 27-year-old bride from north London who only gave her name as Sandra and nine of her friends jumped into their two hire cars to drive to the address while the others were giving statements to police.

During the journey, they called police to give them the map co-ordinates of the Apple earpieces and the potential location of the thieves.

Footage shows the ransacked villa when the party came back from their dinner and found the haul of goods had been stolen

Footage shows the ransacked villa when the party came back from their dinner and found the haul of goods had been stolen

The thieves snatched six rings valued at more than £27,000 on the first night of the hen weekend, along with sets of diamond and gold earrings, two Rolex watches worth £15,850, four car keys, three house keys, and ten passports. Pictured: The inside of the villa after the raid

The thieves snatched six rings valued at more than £27,000 on the first night of the hen weekend, along with sets of diamond and gold earrings, two Rolex watches worth £15,850, four car keys, three house keys, and ten passports. Pictured: The inside of the villa after the raid

Footage shows the ransacked villa when the party came back from their dinner and found the haul of goods had been stolen

When the bride was outside the complex, she spotted a blonde woman getting into a car with a man and another woman.

The bride who is of Turkish descent and works as a pharmacy assistant believed the blonde woman had turned up at her Airbnb villa on Saturday, pretending to be a cleaner.

She told Spanish police of her suspicions when officers arrived in five cars, and the woman was taken into custody along with the man and the other woman.

The bride said that police promised her they would try to get a search warrant to look for the stolen property inside the housing development.

She and her friends ended up waiting outside the complex for more than six hours, but no warrant was granted.

They claim the two women and the man returned on Sunday evening after being freed by police.

Sandra said that she and her friends ended up fleeing in their hire cars as the trio who they believed were suspects chased them away and allegedly threatened them.

The haul also included eight designer Armani, Louis Vuitton, Jacquemus and Balenciaga handbags, Alexander Wang and Hermes slippers, Prada and Gucci wallets, designer sunglasses, Christina Louboutin heels and three Dyson Airwrap hair stylers. Pictured: Inside the villa after the goods were stolen

The haul also included eight designer Armani, Louis Vuitton, Jacquemus and Balenciaga handbags, Alexander Wang and Hermes slippers, Prada and Gucci wallets, designer sunglasses, Christina Louboutin heels and three Dyson Airwrap hair stylers. Pictured: Inside the villa after the goods were stolen

The haul also included eight designer Armani, Louis Vuitton, Jacquemus and Balenciaga handbags, Alexander Wang and Hermes slippers, Prada and Gucci wallets, designer sunglasses, Christina Louboutin heels and three Dyson Airwrap hair stylers. Pictured: Inside the villa after the goods were stolen

But the manager of the Airbnb villa said that the hen party revellers had wrongly assumed the guilt of the three people who were spoken to by police.

He told MailOnline that the woman who had turned up at his Airbnb was his official cleaner who had wanted to collect some of her tools from the garden.

The manager called Benjamin claimed that she was a different person to the woman who was seen and photographed by the bride outside the housing complex in Calahonda.

He said that the bride’s insistence that the two women were the same person was therefore ‘totally wrong’.

Benjamin said: ‘We know our cleaner from many time, and we have never (had a) problem before.’

Describing it as ‘this very strange story’, he said that the two women were both blonde like ‘one million other women in Marbella’, but were ‘99% different’.

Sandra said she had got married in a civil ceremony on September 17, and planned her hen weekend before her traditional Turkish ceremony in London on November 26.

One of the woman on the hen weekend carries a Louis Vuitton bag before it was stolen by the thieves (pictured)

One of the woman on the hen weekend carries a Louis Vuitton bag before it was stolen by the thieves (pictured)

Pictured: Some of the items before they were stolen at the villa in Marbella

Pictured: Some of the items before they were stolen at the villa in Marbella

One of the woman on the hen weekend carries a Louis Vuitton bag before it was stolen by the thieves (pictured)

Pictured: A separate image shows a Balenciaga bag which was also stolen in the raid of the villa

Pictured: A separate image shows a Balenciaga bag which was also stolen in the raid of the villa

Pictured: A separate image shows a Balenciaga bag which was also stolen in the raid of the villa 

Pictured: A Jacquemus bag which was stolen during the raid of the villa in Marbella

Pictured: A Jacquemus bag which was stolen during the raid of the villa in Marbella

Pictured: A Jacquemus bag which was stolen during the raid of the villa in Marbella 

She said: ‘The hen weekend took months and months of planning, and everyone was looking forward to it.

‘Then to have all our valuables stolen on the first night was just devastating. The thieves knew exactly what they were doing.

‘They only stole designer items, valuable jewellery and various gadgets. A couple of people had insurance policies to cover items like rings, but the others didn’t.’

The bride said she arrived in Spain on a Wizz Air flight with her friends and relatives on Saturday and they checked into their seven bedroom villa, complete with a pool.

Sandra said she was handed two sets of keys for the property by a member of the management staff, but then she complained that the pool needed to be cleaned.

She added: ‘An hour or so later, we were still unpacking our clothes when this lady turned up saying she was a window cleaner.

‘I assumed that she was the cleaner sent by the management about the pool and I let her into the gate.

‘She then walked around the garden for a few minutes and disappeared. I don’t believe she went inside the villa at all.’

The hen party went out to eat at the Mosh Kitchen party retreat before returning to the villa at around 1.30am and discovering it had been ransacked.

She said: ‘They had been through cupboards, taking everything of value and even took away the whole safe which had been secured to a wall.

‘The safe contained several items of jewellery as well as passports. They must have had a specialist tool to prise it away.

‘Everything was all over the floor. It was just heartbreaking. But there was no sign of a break-in and the windows were all secure, so they must have used keys to get in.

‘We reported it to the police immediately and they came out – but there was a bit of a language barrier as we could not speak Spanish.

‘The police then left us. We were all terrified because we didn’t know if the thieves would come back, and nobody could sleep.

‘We were checking the location of the Airpods that were taken, and we got a signal from one of the sets the following afternoon.

‘We went to the location that was given and met the police there. Then we were just explaining the situation to them when this lady came out and I recognised her as being the woman who had come round to the villa, saying she was a cleaner.

‘She and two others got into a car, but the police managed to stop them and took them away for questioning.

‘The police told us that they would try and get a search warrant for the house to look for our things, but it never happened.

Thieves made off with thousands of pounds of goods (pictured)

Thieves made off with thousands of pounds of goods (pictured)

Pictured: The aftermath of the theft in the villa shows items strewn on the floor and a half empty wardrobe

Pictured: The aftermath of the theft in the villa shows items strewn on the floor and a half empty wardrobe

The aftermath of the theft in the villa shows items strewn on the floor and a half empty wardrobe (pictured left and right)

Sandra had planned the hen weekend for everyone to unwind and have fun the week before her traditional Turkish ceremony. Pictured: One of the rings stolen, which was worth £10k

Sandra had planned the hen weekend for everyone to unwind and have fun the week before her traditional Turkish ceremony. Pictured: One of the rings stolen, which was worth £10k

Sandra had planned the hen weekend for everyone to unwind and have fun the week before her traditional Turkish ceremony. Pictured: One of the rings stolen, which was worth £10k

‘Then the three people got released and were brought back to the address. They got out of a car and suddenly saw us, and became really angry.

‘The man went into the boot of his car to get some bolt cutters, and then two of them came running at us.

‘We were running away because we were so scared. Everyone jumped into the cars and we drove off. But we were in such a hurry that one car hit a wall and got its paintwork scraped.’

Sandra said that she was certain that the woman she saw at the house was the woman who had earlier been in the villa, and claimed that she had picked out her picture when shown a selection at the police station.

She added that she and her friends had been forced to apply for temporary passports to get home.

Sandra revealed the haul of stolen items included two pairs of Balenciaga trainers (£800 and £600), 24 carat gold hoops (£950), a diamond ring (£7,500), North Face backpack (£60), diamond ring (£6,000), two Rolex watches (£10,050 and £5,800), a YSL cardholder (£265), Hermes slippers (£600), Cartier ring (£1,000) and Airforce trainers (£120).

Thieves also took two pairs of Rayban sunglasses (£200 and £120), Gucci watch (£1,000), two Gucci wallet (£500 and £350), 24 carat gold necklace (£800), a whole suitcase full of clothes (£500), contact lenses (£120), orange Balenciaga bag (£1,890), three Dyson Airwrap hair stylers (£600 each), Valentino sunglasses (£697) and two Jacquemus bags (£600 and £400).

In addition, they made off with a Cartier love ring (£1000), engagement ring (£10,000), three pairs of Prada sunglasses (£1,110), Jordan 1 trainers (£300), diamond ring (£1,700), diamond earrings (£1,900), Christian Louboutin heels (£635) and Alexander Wang slippers (£300).

Finally, they stole Asos gift cards (£100), Gucci sunglasses (£395), four Louis Vuitton bags (£1,750, £1,100, £700 and £750), an Armani clutch bag (£400), assorted jewellery (£3,500), assorted clothes, shoes and bags (£1,000), cash (£200) and five sets of Airpods (£700).

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