As of this September, Sanya police had dealt with 109 pickpocket cases and arrested 127 suspects since the anti-pickpocket campaign began last December, reports
Since the end of last December, a special anti-pickpocket task force was deployed to bus stops, buses, airport, supermarket and crowded places to target pickpockets.
In the early September, two pickpockets were caught at a bus stop in Sanya Dadonghai Area ganging up to steal a tourist’s wallet. They were both sent to an administrative detention for 15 days.
Among the 127 pickpocket suspects, 56 are juveniles, considered as an alarming figure on the crime activity.
A police spokesperson said they will ask police personnel to strength efforts to crack down on pickpocket crimes during the upcoming National Day holidays.
Translated by WOS Team
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