Pickpockets who targeted Paris tourists arrested

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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:00 am

PARIS (AP) - French police have arrested a gang of pickpockets who dressed like tourists in order to target visitors - mostly Asian tourists - to Paris' most famous museums and monuments.

The group was sophisticated, dangling cameras from their necks to blend in, always buying entry tickets and slipping away unnoticed. They operated at the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay, the Eiffel Tower and the Chateau de Versailles, bringing in as much as 2,000 euros ($2,700) per day by grabbing the wallets of tourists, according to Commissioner Stephane Gouaud.

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