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Pickpocketing Thieves Caught Stealing Cellphones At Tortuga Music Festival

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — Tortuga Music Festival attendees may have gone home with some things missing.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department said they arrested three people for pickpocketing cellphones from concertgoers.

Police officers found two dozen phones on the Wilson Ruzzi, Piter Janpol and Yesica Castellano, who are facing charges of grand theft.

Wilson Ruzzi, Yesica Castellano and Piter Janpol. (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

FLPD was able to return 18 phones to their proper owners.

The beachside music festival at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park included appearances by musical artists Morgan Wallen, Nelly, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs and Travis Tritt, among others.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department released a statement saying they "have a zero tolerance policy for victimizing festival attendees."

(© Copyright 2022 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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