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The Ultimate Pick Pocket: New Yorker

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There have been a lot of discussions of pickpocketing on this forum.

The January 7 issue of the New Yorker has an article called "A Pickpocket's Tale", about Apollo Robbins, America's greatest [legal] pickpocket. You may have seen him on television from Las Vegas.

While he is an entertainer, there is quite a lot about how pickpockets work to distract you. The techniques of the pickpockets we see in the Paris subways or at the Trevi Fountain or in the Passeig are happily pretty crude. Robbins himself could have your waist belt off and you would never even know it.

Some of the techniques will be familiar to readers of this forum, some are good things to watch out for.

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