Catalan police reported on Wednesday that they had arrested a woman in Barcelona for allegedly chatting up elderly men, going home with them and then slipping a drug into their drinks.
Police became aware of the 37-year-old femme fatale after two men reported similar stories of a inviting a woman over and taking a drink from her, only to wake up hours later with their houses ransacked.
The first man to go to police said that on January 28th, he started to talk to a woman in the street and she coaxed him into inviting her upstairs. The woman offered to make him a drink and the next thing he remembered was waking up in a hospital where he was admitted for drug poisoning.
He later discovered that €2,000 in cash as well as various electronic devices and jewelry were missing from his home.
The second man reported that on February 7th, he also starting chatting with a woman in the street who he decided to invite home for a coffee. Once inside his house, the woman slipped a sedative into his coffee and he woke up to find money and jewelry missing.
Police said that based on the description given by the men of the woman and her modus operandi, they were able to locate the woman just as she appeared to be honing in on her next victim: they found her chatting up an elderly man as she handed out flyers for a restaurant.
But police intervened and stopped her before she could get to his doorstep.
When they searched the woman, they found she has four pills and three wrappers containing a white substance. A further investigation of the woman's home found €2,200 in cash as well as a very large quantity of jewelry, including numerous watches and necklaces - leading the police to believe there may be more victims.
Detinguda per drogar homes abans de robar-los
Detinguda per drogar homes abans de robar-los els diners i les joies. La dona es guanyava la seva confiança per acompanyar-los al seu domicili on els adormia amb una droga que els hi barrejava amb la beguda. La vam detenir a punt d'entrar en un altre domicili acompanyada d'un home gran, en l'escorcoll li vam trobar quatre pastilles i tres embolcalls amb una substància de color blanc http://bit.ly/1T6TzsPPosted by Mossos d'Esquadra. Generalitat de Catalunya on Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Police said the woman had a criminal record of committing two similar acts outside of Catalonia.