Two pickpockets have been living with this type of theft “since Tuesday at least 1989” in Lisbon were arrested in the week, after another crime on tram 15, and ended up in preventive detention to be decided, the PSP announced this fair.
In a statement, the Lisbon Metropolitan Command explains that the two suspects were being investigated “about a month agotime when the police detected an increase in wallet holes in trams”.
On the 9th, next to the police station in Belém, a Carris inspector alerted the police to a possible theft on tram 15. One of the suspects, 60 years old and “well known and recognized” for this type of career, had already been detained. by citizens when agents arrived at the scene.
The Criminal Investigation Division Team then managed, in less than 24 hours, to identify and arrest the co-author of the theft and gather evidence that involved the defendants in five more crimes of nature, carried out together.
The criminal activity developed them deliveries of around 3.00 euros in less than a month. Both practice this type of crimes as modus vivendisince at least 1989, the date on which the countless convictions were started to be entered in the criminal record”, reads the PSP note, adding that the two suspects “had been detained for a very short time” and were subject to “professionals attending the electrics that naturally they were not respecting”.
The most serious coercive measure, preventive detention, was applied after the first judicial interrogation.