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19 May 2024

Police snare man with 49 phones in his trousers


A wily criminal was snared with a haul of 49 mobile phones stuffed down his trousers, Swiss police said Monday.

The 27-year-old Romanian -- believed to be either the actual thief or a receiver of stolen goods -- was arrested over the weekend in the city of Zurich.

To transport his stash, he had used an idea fit for a spy movie, by putting on two pairs of trousers with the ankle-seams sewn together.

The phones had been reported stolen from a techno party in Zurich.