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Pickpockets in Stavanger. Don’t leave your jacket unattended. Stavanger police issue warning. Petty crimes are on the increase here. Police received a tip-off at 2 a.m. on Saturday night about pickpockets operating in Garman near the harbour. “There have been a growing number of thefts from jacket pockets and handbags recently”, Signe Flaten, Rogaland police district’s on-duty officer tells The Foreigner.

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Pickpockets in Stavanger

Published on Sunday, 22nd March, 2009 at 18:26 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Don’t leave your jacket unattended. Stavanger police issue warning.

Beware of pickpockets
Beware of pickpockets
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Watch out

Petty crimes are on the increase here. Police received a tip-off at 2 a.m. on Saturday night about pickpockets operating in Garman near the harbour.

“There have been a growing number of thefts from jacket pockets and handbags recently”, Signe Flaten, Rogaland police district’s on-duty officer tells The Foreigner.

She advises people to be on alert more than they have been in the past.

Specialists

Although she cannot give any figures as to how much this type of crime has increased recently, she says that

“there are people operating in town who specialise in this type of theft. There has also been a growing trend in fraudulent withdrawals from cash-point machines. The thief observes which pin-number you put in and steals your card from your pocket. He or she then runs to the nearest cash-point, makes a withdrawal, and then puts the card back in the same pocket afterwards. People only realise what has happened a few hours later.”

A mystery

“Do the police know who they are?”

“We have some pictures of people making withdrawals from or around the cash-point machine, but unfortunately, we cannot identify them”, she says.

The worst areas are around the Skagen harbour-area, and normally occur late at night.

No arrests have been made so far.



Published on Sunday, 22nd March, 2009 at 18:26 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: police, stavanger, pickpockets, jacket, cashpoint.





  
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