Pickpocket preys on foreigner waiting for Pope


Posted at Jan 15 2015 08:04 PM | Updated as of Jan 16 2015 04:04 AM

MANILA -- A teenager was arrested after he was caught slashing the pants pocket of a foreigner waiting for the Pope along Roxas Boulevard Thursday night.

According to SPO1 Ramilo Cardel, they caught the 14-year-old pickpocket as he was slashing the pants pocket of his victim.

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Manila to welcome Pope Francis on his first visit to Asia's largest Catholic nation. -- report from Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News