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Old 11th Aug 2016, 13:42
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It's also a better navigator.

I'm pretty sure it wasn't descending to low level just to squint at the Satnav of that vehicle in front or to the side.
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 22:18
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Just had an unsettling thought about an incident that happened the other day. SWMBO and me were just
wandering around the shops but had stopped outside a real estate shops window. Suddenly she pulled me
close to her ( shock no 1 ) just as two young attractive females bumped into me. I was not expecting
that so it gave me a bit of a shock, they both apologised profusely as did the young male they were with.

However this morning when I woke up I had the thought that perhaps they were pickpockets but because
SWMBO was so close to me they couldn't steal my phone or wallet.

Any comments anyone?
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 22:22
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Report it to the police, as it might add to their information about potential crime.

Before you go, reprise the event so that you can be coherent in your account.
Include both your suspicions and the reasons why it might have been an innocent encounter.
If similar incidents have been reported, your descriptions might help.
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 23:13
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One for you Mr Draper. 1950 8mm amateur film of railways & young train spotters in West Hartlepool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8drGvSvXSYQ
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 23:18
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Report it to the police, as it might add to their information about potential crime.

Before you go, reprise the event so that you can be coherent in your account.
Include both your suspicions and the reasons why it might have been an innocent encounter.
If similar incidents have been reported, your descriptions might help.
That is a thought but I am afraid that we can't really remember much about any of them apart from they were
young, 17 or 18ish and one female had long black hair.
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 23:36
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Here's a clever racing pigeon!

If it really was smart, it would perch on the cab of a truck and sit for a free ride

How to pickpocket a wallet:

People wonder how a wallet gets removed from a (typically) rear pocket without it being felt. the "trick" (or skill) is to make sure that the pocket is pulled away from the body first, so that the wallet can be removed and, as it isn't touching anything during the removal, that removal can't be felt.

You do this by sidling up to the victim, and reaching into the top of the pocket with the four fingers of your dipping hand, palm facing out. The two outside fingers (the pinky and the forefinger) then pull the pocket away from the victims body. The pressure for that is distributed around the pant top on the other side of the body, so isn't felt. You can then slip your hand deeper into the pocket, until the two middle fingers can snare the wallet and pull it out.

As a potential victim, you defeat this technique by placing your wallet in your pocket sideways, with the spine facing up. As it sits sideways in the pocket, it is deeper in the pocket, and more firmly stuck in there - and the smooth spine being topmost, it is impossible for the two middle fingers to get a purchase on it.

(I am not a criminal )
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 00:11
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Originally Posted by Checkboard View Post
How to pickpocket a wallet:

You do this by sidling up to the victim, and reaching into the top of the pocket with the four fingers of your dipping hand, palm facing out. The two outside fingers (the pinky and the forefinger) then pull the pocket away from the victims body. The pressure for that is distributed around the pant top on the other side of the body, so isn't felt. You can then slip your hand deeper into the pocket, until the two middle fingers can snare the wallet and pull it out.
Trust an Aussie to know how to do that.
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 00:16
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I .. uh ... have a set of lockpicks as well.
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 00:37
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two young attractive females bumped into me
In the pick pocket world, you generally only bump into someone to find out where they keep their valuables. (You automatically pat the pocket of your valuables when someone bumps into you.)

... so it isn't a stealing technique, it's the prelude to one...


... Unless it was THIS scam?

https://www.sapromo.com/warning-scam...two-girls/7157
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 07:54
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Morning peeps,sunny here, the day holds promise,I may well have been in Hartlepool when that was being filmed Mr Ricardian,the family had a caravan at Crimdon Dene then and we oft tootled into Hartlepool.
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 09:40
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Morning all and a beaut of a one it is.

Had my wallet lifted in Brussels in spite of the fact that I knew
that I was being targeted.

COLOMBIA SCHOOL FOR THIEVES RINGS A BELL AT INTERPOL - NY Daily News

FRIDAY
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 11:35
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If it really was smart, it would perch on the cab of a truck and sit for a free ride
The seagulls do that on the cross channel ferries.

The only time I've ever got dipped was on a crushed Star Ferry in Honkers. I too knew what was happening but in the mayhem was unable to get after the scrote that did it. He had two 'blockers' that got in the way. My description of 'a Chinese male aged between 20 to 40 with black hair and white t-shirt' did not prove adequate enough to have him tracked down.

He got away with an electricity bill for HK$600 and didn't even pay it.
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 21:21
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Most guys rear trouser pockets have a button on them which can be a real pain in the a$$ to fasten and unfasten when needed. Anyone fall victim with this button fastened?

JSP
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 22:35
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Most guys rear trouser pockets have a button on them which can be a real pain in the a$$ to fasten and unfasten when needed. Anyone fall victim with this button fastened?

JSP
Yup. Prague. 2010 I think.
Getting onto crowded tram. Lots of pushing & shoving from people behind me at the stop, the added distraction of a bloke asking me to verify his ticket at the machine. Before we got to our destination realised wallet had gone. Too late
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 22:53
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Yup. Prague. 2010 I think.
Getting onto crowded tram. Lots of pushing & shoving from people behind me at the stop, the added distraction of a bloke asking me to verify his ticket at the machine. Before we got to our destination realised wallet had gone. Too late
Standard modus operandi.

We were targetted, but outwitted them.
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 00:42
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My wallet stolen in New York, a crowded bar, Cops said what do you expect if you visit that bar ? Immediately cancelled all credit cards, 03.00 am in New York City, the VISA operator based in some cave in Kansas ( I asked ) took details of all my numbers, then said " are you Mr. X.Xxxx of Bournemouth England, and do you have a store card issued by Xxxxx ( a Bournemouth dept. Store Loyalty Discount Card) shall I cancel that as well? I was impressed. This was long before the present digital age, circa 1970's.

Months later my wallet was returned, minus only the cash, but by then I'd replaced everything, including driving licence. The thief had only taken around $20 and thrown the wallet into a mailbox, maybe dubious about using foreign cards. The U.S. Post Office found my airline ID card - no doubt valuable these days - and 'posted it' to the New York office of the airline, who eventually sent it back to London for my collection !
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 08:29
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Morning peeps,sunny when I got up but clouded over now buggrit,never mind,it's Saturday.
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 10:07
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Sunny here and crossed fingers that it will stay that way.
Today is Left-handers day.

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Old 13th Aug 2016, 11:17
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A sad sight Mr Draper
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 11:44
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Today is Left Handers day...

Left Handers Day, August 13th - Official Site #lefthandersday
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