In the hustle and bustle of shopping, pickpockets wait for moments when the attention of busy shoppers wanders. Nimble-fingered pickpockets can be found especially in places where there's a lot going on, such as crowded pedestrian zones, department stores or on public transport. They frequently work in groups or at least in pairs – and each of them has a particular task. One distracts the victim, e.g. by asking the time or for a tissue, while the accomplice quickly reaches into the pocket or bag.
How can you protect yourself from pickpockets? Here are a few helpful tips: