Tips against foreign trick theft


Pickpockets are professionals and use different methods to steal valuables. It’s both men and women, and they often work together more.

Paper trick
A trick thief uses a piece of paper, such as a city map or an A4 paper with text, to cover up an item. For example, it can be a mobile on a café table. While the trick thief diverts attention with the paper, the phone is stolen.


Pay attention to your mobile or other belongings if someone approaches with a card or paper when sitting in a café or restaurant
Avoid placing your valuables on the table when you are at a restaurant or café.

The Dance Thief
The dance thief diverts attention from the theft by ‘dancing’ with his victims and often goes after people with visible valuables who are robbed during the ‘dance’.

The dance thieves sometimes start by giving a high five…

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