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

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

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 have seen so many such cases, please watch and be careful always, hope this helps. Thanks

http://youtu.be/4YWaloz-Duw

After reading at most of the replies, it kind of amuses me the fact that people think that using special straps or bags will actually help. That will be only useful on resorts or places were being cautious might actually had help at the beginning. On real crappy places no robber will go through all this to get a camera, they will just kindly point a gun into your head. ...the guy on the video was obviously calling attention with the camera hanging from his neck.
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