City police nab pick pockets, snatchers

3 Jan 2018

Kolkata Police has arrested 14 persons including nine women pick pocketers, snatchers and mobile lifters from the city during this year's Christmas and New Year celebrations, a senior police officer today said. The Watch Section of the Kolkata Police Detective Department (DD) nabbed the 14 notorious lifters, pick pockets, some of whom had visited the city from West Burdwan, West Midnapore district besides, adjoining districts like Howrah, Hooghly, and the two South 24 Parganas districts, Joint CP Crime Kolkata Police Visal Garg said today. "We had extensive plans for the Christmas and New Year week-end. The watch section, DD was specially assigned for the job and they managed nabbing some notorious lifters, pick pockets coming from far-flung places like Asansol, Jamuria," Garg said. Talking about the modus operandi of the women pick pockets arrested, Garg said that some were to keep the babies in their laps while lifting. "Mostly these pick pockets were working inside the zoos, New Market and Park Street areas. The ploy of the women lifters was to distract the victim and for the same they were carrying babies on their lap. Our officers in plain clothes at crowded places which helped them nabbing these culprits," he said. (PTI)