By Shibaji Roychoudhury http://indiatoday.intoday.in
When one thinks of pickpockets, one would usually imagine a shadylooking fellow, loitering around at a public place eyeing his target.
The CISF has caught a total of 451 pickpockets from Januray 1 to November 20 this year, out of which 415 are women, whereas only 36 are men. In June, a total of 115 female pickpockets were nabbed as opposed to only one man. In October, 26 female pickpockets were nabbed, while no male sneak thief was caught.
Most of these women are well-educated, well-dressed, carry laptops, backpacks and look like any other commuter, making it extremely difficult to identify them and can only be nabbed in action. More info