Thief says steal­ing on metro ‘easy’

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA - CHHUBEI.COM

A 56-year-old man in Wuhan who said he had stolen items from pas­sen­gers on ev­ery metro line in the city told po­lice that it was very easy to steal be­cause pas­sen­gers were not vig­i­lant. The man, sur­named Li, who has been im­pris­oned four times for theft, be­gan steal­ing again in 2013 after he was re­leased from prison. He was caught re­cently when he tried to steal a smart­phone from a woman whose de­vice was pro­trud­ing from her pocket.

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