Pickpocketing suspect charged after series of offences at Birmingham's Bullring

The woman was arrested after she was spotted on CCTV allegedly attempting to steal items from bags in Bullring, Birmingham
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A 51-year-old woman was arrested and charged with a series of pickpocketing offences in Birmingham.

The woman was arrested on Saturday (November 25) after she was spotted on CCTV allegedly attempting to steal items from bags.

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West Midlands Police said Bullring staff alerted Birmingham city centre neighbourhood officers who moved in quickly to arrest her.

She has been charged with 15 attempt theft from person offences and has been remanded to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (Monday, November 27).

DS Kay Bargewell, from CID, at Birmingham LPA, said: “We work closely with CCTV operators, shops security and other partners to deter thieves.

“We want people to come into the city to enjoy their shopping and not have it ruined by losing their valuables. We would like to reassure people coming into the city that we will arrest and charge people who are intent on stealing from others. They have no place in our city.”

If you are a victim of theft report it to police via Live Chat on West Midlands Police website or by calling on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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