The Secretary of State for the Environment, Carlos Martins, was the victim of a theft during a stopover for dinner in Coimbra.
His official car was broken into and a briefcase containing his personal computer and other material was stolen.
“They took all the work of a lifetime,” lamented yesterday, Carlos Martins to Expresso newspaper, revealing that “had my PhD thesis, over 40 thousand photographs and presentations in powerpoint these hard drives. He did not have relevant documents related to Government. ”
The incident occurred last Wednesday and, according to the weekly, six more vehicles were assaulted.
The official was on a trip to Ribeira de Pena, in Vila Real, to attend the presentation of the Tâmega Electro-Production System.
Clearly not listening to crime prevention advice. One hopes the stolen material was backed-up.