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Pickpocket work with a
nasty bag of tricks to divert your attention.
Pickpockets can rob your vacation or business
trip of its joy.
Here are a few of the
The Coin Con.
Someone drops a bunch of
coins on the floor of an airline terminal. Nice
person that you are, you stoop down to help pick
them up. Then an accomplice waltzes by, taking
your laptop or luggage.
Sexy distractions. A skirt is lifted, and so is
the wallet of a man distracted by the sight. He
should have kept that wallet in a hidden pouch
instead of his back pocket or jacket pocket.
You may think a swimmer is
drowning, so -- Samaritan that you are -- you
dash into the water. While you're paddling out
to the "victim," an accomplice swipes
the items you've left on the beach.
Some white matter lands on
your coat, and you assume a nasty pigeon has
flown by. But, oh no, it's a pickpocket who has
distracted you with ice cream, toothpaste, or
cigarette ashes. An accomplice wants to help you
clean up and advises you to remove your coat.
You know the rest.
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