Thieves in St. Petersburg stealing a camera lens from a tourist Locked

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gDaniel
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Re: Thieves in St. Petersburg stealing a camera lens from a tourist
In reply to Riki, Jul 16, 2013

Riki wrote:

Guys this is a must watch video for anyone planning a holiday anywhere in East Europe or Russia. This is an identical MO carried out in Prague, Warsaw and sometimes they are not afraid to walk right upto you and cut the camera strap and snatch it out of your hands.

i don't want to offend anyone, but Prague "is" not Russia. For the last 4 years i am shooting alone, day and night in Prague, and in all parts of the city without any issue. More so, i am a foreigner and don't speak local language. Police is everywhere, especially in tourist packed places.

If you leave your gear unattended...that's a different story.

I have a friend who was robbed in St Petersburg, but we had no issues in Warsaw/Cracow, even after many many drinks

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