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4 pickpockets held for mugging people queued outside banks

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar 

In separate incidents, four pickpockets were today arrested here for allegedly stealing thousands of rupees from people standing outside banks to withdraw money, police said.

In the first case, a pickpocket stole Rs 17,000 from a collection clerk when he was standing in a queue outside a PNB branch in Kethoda village, they said.

In another incident, a pickpocket stole Rs 52,000 from Balender Singh who was waiting to withdraw money from an branch in Budhana town, a police official said.

In other incidents, miscreants stripped Begraj and Shokin off Rs 2,500 and Rs 2,000 respectively in Budhana village in similar fashion.

Police have arrested all the four pickpockets.

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First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 01:13 IST