Paris police strive to combat pickpockets

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Pickpockets in Paris are a big problem. In May, the Eiffel Tower shut down for a day when staff walked out in protest against aggressive petty crime around the site. Police in the French capital have set-up a ‘pickpocket task-force’ to combat the problem.
CCTV’s Kate Parkinson filed this report from Paris.

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Paris police strive to combat pickpockets

Pickpockets in Paris are a big problem. In May, the Eiffel Tower shut down for a day when staff walked out in protest against aggressive petty crime around the site. Police in the French capital have set-up a 'pickpocket task-force' to combat the problem. CCTV's Kate Parkinson filed this report from Paris.

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  • Twenty-six thousand police personnel have been deployed to Paris’ top tourist spots this summer.