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Pickpocket who stole 30 mobile phones in a cell after poor reception from Dutch police

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By Rachael Kennedy
The man had stuffed the phones in his cycling shorts
The man had stuffed the phones in his cycling shorts   -   Copyright  Amsterdam Police

A 34-year-old man has been arrested in the Netherlands after police found he had stuffed 30 mobile phones into his cycling shorts.

The suspect, from Romania, was arrested during a Sum 41 music concert in Amsterdam-Zuidoost on January 21 amid a "targeted action" against pickpocketing, according to local police.

Amsterdam Police
The investigation was launched following a pickpocketing report came in from BelgiumAmsterdam Police

It came after police in neighbouring Belgium reported that 50 mobile phones had been stolen at a concert for the same band in Antwerp earlier in the month.

As a result, extra officers were deployed for the concert in the Netherlands who managed to track down the suspect using descriptions from victims.

The man will remain in custody before facing a judge later this week, the police statement said.