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Thieves Targeting Hotel Guests

Professional thieves have been targeting guests in Helsinki hotels. A number of hotel residents have had their bags and other property stolen eating breakfast. Over the weekend, the thieves struck at three different hotels.

The suspects are thought to be two foreign men between 30-40 years of age, although there may be more taking part in the thefts.

Typically, the thieves divert their victims' attention by spilling food on them, then grab bags and valuables and make a hasty departure.

According to police, it is very difficult to prevent the thefts, as the perpetrators blend in with hotel clientele.

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