A French citizen has been arrested after he was caught on camera when stealing from an old Romanian woman's purse in a supermarket in Unirii Square, downtown Bucharest. The incident took place late afternoon on Saturday, January 21 and was filmed by the supermarket cameras.

Bucharest Precinct 10 police caught the man shortly afterwards. The man was identified as O. Bruno, a 46-year old French citizen. a police press release said the woman, 72, carried money, personal documents and a mobile phone in her purse.

The stolen goods, amounting to some 700 Romanian lei, were recovered and turned to the old woman.

A European arrest warrant had been issued on O. Bruno's name. He was placed under preventive arrest for 29 days.

Supermarket camera footage: