Nightly News   |  April 10, 2013

Paris’ Louvre museum staff leave due to pickpockets

The Louvre shut down Wednesday because the staff says they need better security after seeing pickpocket gangs continually rob visitors. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> as we said, the louvre in paris was forced to close today because the staff walked out. they're tired of the organized gangs of pick-pockets, most of them children, many of them from romania. they sweep through the place, often rob visitors blind and are gone before anyone knows they've been there. staff members at the louvre have asked for more police and security, and they walked off the job in frustration.