Along with wallets and purses, most people today carry expensive smartphones and tablets, making us even more likely to be a victim of a pickpocket.
A skilled thief can take valuables from almost anyone. But all pickpockets prefer easy targets where the victim will not feel their touch. Here are some simple things you can do to prevent that from happening:
- Keep your bag zipped or fastened.
- Put your wallet in an inside and secure pocket.
- Make sure your valuables are out of sight.
- Only carry what you need.
Techniques used by pickpockets
The following videos give you a closer look at common techniques used by pickpockets.
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More techniques used by pickpockets
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