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Heads up! Police warn train passengers of pickpockets during Christmas

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The British Transport Police have warned train passengers to be on the look out for thieves and pickpockets in the run-up to Christmas, one of the busiest times of the year.

Undercover officers (known as the “The Dip Squad”) will be patrolling railway stations across the British mainland to target offenders and inform the public of the heightened risks of pickpocketing – known as dipping in police circles – and thefts of bags and other property during this period.

One member of the team explained that they were often stopped by other police officers who mistake their actions as suspect, he said: “We do look suspicious and we do look like the people we’re looking for”.

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