pickpocket

Next time you go sightseeing, use a tote bag instead of a cross-body bag, says Japanese traveler

The tote bag is a much safer option than other bags that tourists tend to use, according to this Twitter user. 

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Man found innocent of molesting charges by claiming he was pickpocketing

Suspect denies touching victim for sexual reasons because he was “actually” trying to rob someone else.

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Elderly pickpocket “Calling Tamako” finally apprehended after string of Tokyo thefts

Since February 2015, the Tokyo area has been hit by a spate of thefts by an elderly woman who has managed to evade arrest until just this week.

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Images of man pickpocketing wearing a sign reading “I’m a pickpocket” go viral in China

On 28 February, photos emerged depicting an unidentified man reaching into another’s bags while they stand waiting for a bus. Using our keen detective skills we can deduce this is the work of a pickpocket due to the piece of paper taped to his back which reads “I’m a pickpocket.”

We can also assume he has been at it for a while since he needs the added rush of wearing a sign announcing his crime and bringing a photographer along. Also, as we’ll see better in the other photos, he’s doing it directly across the street from a police station.

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