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Following a series of thefts from person across Greater Manchester Metrolink Network, specialist officers from GMP’s Transport Unit have been conducting extensive enquiries to clamp down and keep people safe whilst travelling.
Last night, (Tuesday 20 February), officers arrested a man in his 40s on suspicion of ten counts of theft from person.
Chief Inspector Ronnie Neilson from GMP Transport Unit said: “Our officers are out daily to keep members of the public safe whilst they go about their daily business, but I would urge people to remain vigilant when travelling on public transport.
“We take crimes of this nature very seriously, and you will regularly see our officers patrolling our public transport network. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to one of our officers, they are here to help.
“Whilst we are continuing our enquiries into thefts from person, please take the time to read some of these tips which will help make it harder for criminals to take your belongs when out and about.”