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49 people arrested in prostitution blitz in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Forty-nine people have been arrested after police in Charlotte took part in a four-day blitz to tackle prostitution concerns in the city.

According to police, the blitz took place in the city's Metro area after citizens reached out to police with concern of prostitution related crimes throughout the area.

"Officers had received information concerning prostitution activity occurring in all three of the Metro Division's response areas," police said. "Uniformed and undercover officers saturated these areas to identify and arrest prostitutes and those individuals seeking prostitutes."

Police say after four days 49 people were taken into custody.

"These arrests also illustrate just how critical it is for the community and police to work together," police said.

Police urge citizens to call 911 whenever they see criminal activity in their communities.

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