Man caught with 38 cellphones in his pants after robbing people during rock concertBy Mason White 12:25 PM January 31, 2016
|The confiscated cellphones|
By: Mahesh Sarin
Police in the United Kingdom, arrested a man whose pants legs were tied with tape.
The man was arrested at a concert in Birmingham, after police found 38 cellphones stuffed inside his pants.
Police said that the man, who is in his 30s, was spotted acting suspiciously at the Libertines concert in the Barclaycard Arena, along with another man who tried to get inside the venue.
Both of them had their trousers closed with taped at the bottom of the legs.
“It’s an unfortunately reality that large crowds at concerts such as this make rich pickings for career criminals,” Inspector Gareth Morris said.
Police are also asking people to remain extra vigilant when attending large events to avoid falling victim to such crimes.
Police have confiscated the 38 phones and are asking people to come forward to collect their property. “If you think you had your phone taken last night, please get in touch with us and we can check whether or not we have been able to recover it,” police said.