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Surveillance videos aid fight on crime

SHANGHAI police said the city's public order has been stable since the Expo and November's crime rate was 14.2 percent lower than in the same month last year. The number of robberies and thefts dropped 28.9 percent and 14.6 percent respectively.
Police attributed the city's improved public security to the quick response and forceful strikes by the law enforcement units.

On November 1, a passenger had about 20,000 yuan (US$3,007) of cash stolen on a bus. Police studied the video from an on-bus surveillance camera and identified two suspects. On November 20, police caught them while they were trying to steal again on a bus. Police said the suspects had admitted to their theft on November 1 and the stolen money had been returned to the victim.

In another case on November 11, a woman, surnamed Wang, was robbed on Linfen Road, Zhabei District, shortly after she left a bank, police said. A suspect, surnamed Li, allegedly robbed Wang's bag "with force." Zhabei police soon dispatched officers to ambush the suspect after checking videos from surveillance cameras on the streets. Within 25 minutes, Li was caught on Fenxi Road, not far from the scene, police said.


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