New York: New York Police Department (NYPD) has warned New Yorkers and tourists to be on the lookout for pickpockets while enjoying holiday moments at tourist hotspots.
NYPD is working to keep people safe from pickpockets at key tourist places such as Rockefeller Center, Saks Fifth Avenue, Brightly Park, and Times Square, according to officials.
Police officers say most people are deprived of cell phones at recreation places.
Thieves take valuables such as cell phones from people, often they take them to other counties, and sale, where their value is doubled.
According to police officers, on the first day of Tree Lighting, many pockets of pockets have been arrested. People who were arrested last year were doing the same thing. They were both men and women. Some were 15 years old and some were 60 years old.
Police said the pickpockets deprive citizens and tourists enjoying holiday lights, who engage in photographs etc. of their valuables.
NYPD asked people to report if any suspicious person found, so that police can take prompt action and protect the citizens.