The most popular methods of pickpockets
This article will be useful to all, without exception, because knowledge is power! It is better to know all the common tactics of street thieves to protect your pockets from emptying.
Most often this technique is used to pickpockets in crowded public transport. Thief is face to face with the passenger and tries to snuggle closer, allegedly under the influence of other people. Of course, the victim of such a situation is not entirely comfortable, and she starts to turn away, substituting, thus, the thief’s purse or pocket.
This method is most popular for pickpockets. The thief allegedly accidentally pushes or touches the shoulder of a potential victim, pulling at this moment the purse from the bag or pocket.
Often the culprit is not working alone and in pairs. In this case, one of the robbers, being in front, suddenly stopped, and his companion pushed the victim from behind and makes the robbery. This method is mainly used in public transport or on the escalators.
In this embodiment, the sacrifice perfect stranger who claimed to be a visitor and asks to see the map for locations. At a time when the attention of the victim completely immersed in the map, the thief commits a robbery.
Often this technique is used at the stations near the booths or display of information for visitors.
The passenger, who came to public transport with heavy Luggage, often puts him on the floor in front of him. At some point it feels like someone behind shakes. After the passenger turned around, he hears an explanation from one of the thieves that his back dirty. At the same moment the second thief takes the Luggage of the victim and leaves the transport.
This scheme robbers often used with elderly women. The robber offers his help to the victim, which carries heavy bags. As soon as the robber with the old lady are locked, the thief picks up his pace and breaks away from the victim for a few flights of stairs. Using the fact that his actions go unnoticed, the thief pulls out of the bag all valuable.
Sometimes criminals have knowledge of psychology. Fooling around in ads that people are warned about the frequency of thefts, pickpockets watch people reflexively grabbed pockets. Thus, the thieves will know where the victim holds valuables and money.
Please note that thieves do not use the distraction of the victim, and switch his attention to another object. Do not lose vigilance, and then your money will not leave your pocket!