Remarkable video, shot by TVE1 (Spanish national television), tracking Romanian pickpockets as they pose as tourists on the streets of Barcelona. Translations and quotes appear below.
Thanks to adevarul.es for pointing us in the direction of it.
A few quotes from the video, translated:
“It hurts me, it hurts me, because I see people here crying, they’ve lost something, they’re a couple and… I don’t like it.”
“Look at them, look at them. They’ve seen us now with our camera.”
“I’ve been working here 30 years on Las Ramblas, and every day more people are being robbed.”
“There they are now. How do you know it’s them? Because they’re here every day.”
“The majority of pickpockets are young people of Romanian origin who pretend they’re tourists.”
“We continue our walk and we find another group of pickpockets.”
“The tourist they robbed ran after them.”
“We saw how you threw the wallet. Can we talk to you for a minute?”
“The police took them to the station and kept them for 20 minutes, confirming it wasn’t a serious crime (a robbery of less than €400), took their details, and let them go.”