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Pickpockets target cruise ship arrivals 

Police in Santa Cruz have been clamping down on pickpockets who set out to target cruise ship passengers on their arrival in Tenerife.

Three men were arrested in the area after complaints from a passenger who had docked on one of three liners which had arrived in the capital.

He told police they were trying to steal purses and bags and gave a full description. Thanks to this, the trio was located amongst the crowds. All three were Romanian.

A few days before this, another couple of pickpockets were also arrested at the port, again following a complaint lodged by a cruise ship passenger.