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

Started Jul 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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leicaman Veteran Member • Posts: 3,764
Beware metal renforced straps. They could get you killed.

One popular MO is for thieves on motorbikes and scooters to zoom by a target on a sidewalk and grab a purse or camera by the strap.  The straps break and they make their escape.  A friend had her purse snatched just the same way... but the strap did not give easily.  She was in the hospital for a month after being dragged.

A camera strap might easily decapitate you or break your neck,  Better to lose the equipment.

This Russian crew really knew their stuff.  Very well timed,,,  At least the hapless fellow was not injured.

One a pickpocket stuffed her hands into my wife's purse in Spain.  My wife punched her out.  She's from NYC...

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