A hundred pickpockets operate every day on Barcelona's metro
13 July 2019 11:14 AM
ACN | Barcelona
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.