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

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allenns
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Re: Thieves in St. Petersburg stealing a camera lens from a tourist
In reply to Riki, Jul 22, 2013

Having been to St. Petersburg myself for sometime I have experienced this behaviour aswell. Its quite common especially on the main central shopping street where you have limited time frame to cross the wide spanning roads. Usually two guys operate walking in opposite directions and cross your path one distracting you while the other snatches. While I was in one hotel every day at the reception desk I overheard many tourists complaining of being attacked in the middle of the road. These thieves also hang around outside expensive hotels watching for easy targets as they leave and follow you. Frankly, I found Moscow to be a much safer place. With a sharp knife in hand thieves can easily cut through a strap.

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