Arrested Thursday, a 23-year-old boy has been suspected of seven cell phone thefts in the Toulouse metro since mid-October. He will be tried on Tuesday before the Toulouse Criminal Court.
The rapid alert, Thursday in the middle of the afternoon, allowed the police officers of the public transport monitoring unit to arrest an individual who had just “snatched” a phone from a traveler from the Toulouse metro. Saint-Cyprien station, in Toulouse. The man followed the victims who telephoned and when they entered the train, he stole their phones, staying on the platform while the doors of the train closed.
Supported by investigators from the Left Bank property damage unit, this 23-year-old boy quickly found himself confronted with the memory of urban security and departmental security police officers. The day before, Wednesday, a woman had had her phone stolen from the Mirail-University station under identical conditions and by an individual dressed… like the suspect.
And investigators have found five additional complaints registered since mid-October, each time of phone theft in the metro. Presented to the Toulouse public prosecutor’s office on Saturday, this boy with known judicial past should be in the context of immediate comparisons Tuesday before the Toulouse criminal court. In the meantime, he was placed under a committal warrant and imprisoned in the Seysses remand center.