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Pickpockets are being thrown out

Police in Alicante wants to throw pickpockets out of the cities because the thieves damage the province’s reputation and ruin the tourism industry


Photo: Guardia Civil

In Alicante 30 pocket thefts are being reported every day says prosecutor Jorge Rabasa. Today thieves don’t have to go to jail if they do not make any new thefts during probation. It is only after the third offense that they are automatically detained.

Now the police wants to prohibit thieves from staying in cities in the Alicante province immediately after the first pocket theft. If Alicante province are authorized to enforce these rules it is expected that other provinces will follow.