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A hundred pickpockets operate every day on Barcelona's metro

13 July 2019 11:14 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

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Up to 100 pickpockets are at "work" every day on Barcelona's underground metro system, mainly at the busiest stations, looking to steal above all wallets and mobile phones. The thieves might use a variety of techniques, but they always carry out their trade in small groups in which each person has a specific role. In June alone, the Catalan transport police stopped suspected 470 pickpockets and carried out 67 arrests. In fact, 30% of theft offenses in Barcelona take place on the city's public transport system.

  • A hundred pickpockets operate every day on Barcelona's metro