How it works:
- A common tactic involves gangs posing as hapless motorists who have a flat tire. When you stop to help they take the opportunity to mug you.
- There are also reports of carjacking occurring at traffic lights late at night.
Places to beware:
- San Juan: Puerta de Tierra
What to do:
- Keep doors locked, windows up and avoid exposing valuables in your car.
- Stop a distance away before coming out to check on your car. If there is any damage, call your car rental company for advice.