Two complexes with 23 apartments owned by foreigners have been robbed of air conditioners, boilers and ceramic hot-plates, the Nesebar police informs. This is just one of the many cases of resort thefts that are plaguing the big Bulgarian resorts. Places like Sunny Beach turn into ghost towns during the winter, when few hotels are open. The lack of people allows thieves to operate undisturbed in apartment complexes where many owners are foreigners. In certain cases the thieves are tipped off by insiders or security staff who service the complexes.
Many more thefts may come to light during the following months when foreign owners return to their residence to find it robbed. The Bulgarian police advises on better home protection, including an additional lock and security measures for the windows and balconies.