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Child's Play


14 minutes - English

When strolling in Paris near the Louvre Museum or Notre Dame, watch your wallet. Young Gypsy children roam the French capital's tourist attractions and pick the pockets of tourists. The cash they steal goes straight to their bosses who run large criminal networks made up of young children. A good pickpocket brings home $500 to $1000 a day. Those who cannot steal enough are subject to violence and abuse from their superiors. 
60 Minutes went to Paris and Milan to find out how these children became pickpockets, and what is being done to stop the criminal networks behind them.


Anne de Boismilon


Diane Sawyer

First broadcast

CBS News, 60 Minutes

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