WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- Sheriff's deputies in West Hollywood arrested two people suspected of pick-pocketing cell phones from unsuspecting diners.
On Friday, deputies on foot patrol near Santa Monica and Robertson boulevards noticed a man that resembled a suspect involved in several previous pickpocket incidents.
After confronting the man and woman that he was with, the woman threw a phone into a nearby dumpster and tried to run away.
Deputies arrested them both and recovered 17 stolen phones. So far, authorities have been able to return at least 5 phones to victims.