Notorious pickpocket thief arrested

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Hyderabad, Sep 10 (UNI) The city police today arrested notorious pickpocket thief Mohd Yousuf and seized more than Rs three lakh currency notes from his possession.

According to police he and his friend Shabbir had been pickin pockts of their gullible victims at cinema halls, RTC Buses, crowded places and processions in 2000.

In 2001 they were arrested and sentenced to imprisonment for the same offence but were later released.

But not mending his ways, he along with Arif and Dhanlal started indulging in it again in crowded RTC buses plying on the Khairatabad-Nampally and Masabtank-Nampally route, police said.

In August 2008 he along with three others stole money by opening the zip of the bag of a passenger Venkata Subba Rao who was travelling in a city bus and took away cash Rs 3,80,000, police added.

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