Thieves use a variety of tactics and distractions to relieve you of your personal items - there are several precautions you can take to ensure you don't become a victim of crime.

How to beat pickpockets

  • Keep purses secure and carry wallets in an inside pocket.
  • Zip up hand and shoulder bags.
  • Carry bags in front of you with flaps against your body.
  • Keep straps short and bags tucked under your arm.
  • Don’t display jewellery.
  • Don’t show your money — keep it safely in your pocket.

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In an emergency call 999

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Be Aware: Pickpockets' tactics