Of the 113 mobile phones found with the Colombians, 71 have since returned to the owner. The Public Prosecution Service sees the theft as mobile banditism, in which there was a "sophisticated cooperation during the procession".
Telephone gangs at festivals
Festivals are a favorite target of such mobile gangs. In Mysteryland in Vijfhuizen dozens of telephones disappeared in August and at the Belgian music festival Pukkelpop in Hasselt a man was picked up the same month with 77 telephones in his backpack.