Everyone would like to think that when their phones are safe during a concert, but it turns out that this wasn’t the case at a Sum 41 concert in Amsterdam.
At a recent Sum 41 concert in Amsterdam, one shifty pickpocketer has managed to nab 30 phones from the crowd. While such a feat may sound impressive, it isn’t the first time that someone has been caught trying to steal phones en masse at a live show.
The thief, Reinaldo De Jesus Henao, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property, police said. They also noted that several cell phones were returned, but many more were left unclaimed.
It looks like nobody learnt their lesson from that experience, and have once again tried to pull off a grand heist.
According to Fox News, the suspect managed to pickpocket 30 phones from the audience. There are also claims that the individual is apart of criminal gangs, but this is yet to be confirmed.
He was caught after attendees notified security and police that their phones were stolen. Because of a similar event the week before where 50 phones were stolen at a Sum 41 show in Belgium, there was more security stationed at the show.
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They closed all of the venue exits and arrested the man based on descriptions given by the concertgoers.
The suspect is a 34-year-old Romanian man who was wearing tight biking shorts. Naturally, all the phones could be seen stashed in his clothes.
According to the BBC, he’s suspected to be in a roving gang of thieves. He was arrested at the venue and will be facing a judge sometime this week.
Sum 41 will continue their scheduled tour dates as planned, because what’s a phone thief to a legendary band?
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