On the morning of 8th May 2014 a GNR patrol in Albufeira arrested a 42 year old Portuguese citizen aged 42 years for pickpocketing .
The patrol noticed the culprit using a distraction technique stealing the wallet of the victim. The patrol then followed the culprit along the Avenida dos Descobrimentos before arresting him a few seconds later.
The victim was a British tourist and the stolen items were returned to him.
The culprit has a history for theft and is to appear at the Judicial District Court of Albufeira.