Summer Pickpocket Spree

If you’re in Stockholm, keep an eye on your wallet – pickpockets are having a field day.

The number of thefts has been on the increase for the past three years and this year the police have already arrested 74 pick-pockets.

While keeping your valuables safe year round is sound advice, police superintendent Peter Ågren says the majority of pick-pockets operate in the summer when half the police force is on holiday.

The culprits are said to be, for the most part, members of gangs who travel here from South America and Eastern Europe.