Aged 11 and 13, two very young teenagers were arrested by the police in the Toulouse metro on Monday, November 29. They had stolen a wallet and withdrawn € 700. In mid-November, a similar theft had a loss of 1000 €.
Fairy fingers at the service of theft. At 11 and 13 years old, two children were arrested Monday evening near the Matabiau station in Toulouse. Two hours earlier, around 6 p.m., a woman had had her wallet stolen at Marengo station. This used trip had just bought a transport ticket and had not noticed that behind her, eyes were following all these movements. Once the secret code of the bank card was spotted, the thieves took action: the wallet was caught without the victim even realizing it.
When the victim understood that she had just been stolen, she alerted Tisséo’s services. Research into the memory of the metro’s CCTV cameras quickly identified two young suspects. Their reports were sent to the Tisséo teams and to the police officers of the departmental service for securing public transport. These specialists spend their day monitoring in particular the two lines of the Toulouse metro.
And they were quick to find the two suspects, on the lookout for another bad deal between the Matabiau station and the metro. On them, no bank card, just ten euros. No trace of the € 700 which was withdrawn from the ATM a few minutes after the theft of the means of payment. Without doubt a “bigger” one came to recover the recipe before using the two pickpockets “at work”.
The two young girls were placed in detention at the central police station. Checks were underway on Tuesday morning by the police from the right bank legal support group to determine whether the oldest had already been arrested on Thursday, November 18 during a similar theft, still in the metro. Two young girls aged 13 and 15 had blocked the contactless payment of the Toulouse public transport machines to more easily locate secret codes. After a theft, they had withdrawn 1000 €. This time, their very quick arrest made it possible to recover the money.
€ 2,136 in shopping … without going to the cash register
In the radius of pick-pocketing, anything is imaginable. Two young women aged 18 tried a blow that almost succeeded in the early afternoon in a supermarket in the Purpan district, in Toulouse. They have conscientiously filled their tank and are at the payment, quietly opening a closed box and going to the shopping arcade, casually.
A security guard reacted and the two “clients” had to go through control. Beauty products, some food and € 1,850 worth of clothes. In total, their market reached € 2,136! 141 € less once the discounts are taken into account … The store preferred to call the police. At the end of their custody, this two ladies have an appointment this Tuesday with the prosecution. Not sure that they are entitled to a discount.