Romanian pickpockets detained
Good news after the lead story here this morning about Cabo Girão thieves imitating tourists whilst they went about their business. The Diario reports online that the PSP (Security Police) arrested two Romanian pickpockets on location earlier today.
The thieves were arrested as they were preparing to start their day’s work and taken to the police station at Câmara de Lobos where they were questioned.
It is understood that they were posing as tourists whilst operating at a “mirador” that attracts over 19,000 visitors annually (2021).
The Romanians are believed to be part of an itinerant international network of thieves operating in a number of European cities.
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