Montpellier, France News Roundup for October 10, 2018

Teens Unmask Their Pickpockets in Downtown Montpellier

On Monday afternoon, a sixteen-year old boy was the victim of two pickpockets at the Montpellier train station tram stop. His girlfriend discreetly took photos of the pickpockets, and by chance they crossed their paths on Tuesday morning near the Observatoire tram stop. The young couple decided to follow the thieves who joined the demonstration that was held in the center of Montpellier.

The couple quickly realized that the duo’s plan was to pick the pockets of the demonstrators. They alerted the police present at the demonstration, and it was clear that they had already begun their work: the police found two stolen cell phones in their possession.

In custody, the two pickpockets declared that they were unaccompanied minors in France – ages 16 and 17. However, medical tests revealed that one of the two is a young adult who was using a fake identity.

Orange Alert Continues for Heavy Rains and Flooding

There continues to be an orange alert for Montpellier weather, so please be careful and stay off the roads if possible. This alert will stay in place until at least late in the day on Thursday. For the moment, the trams and buses are still functioning as usual.

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