Crowds are a great work environment for pickpockets. Add a little motion of a train or bus and it is even better to disguise any bumps or touches. This image catches a pickpocket working a crowded bus. The image below show how easy it is for a pickpocket to steal a wallet when  riding on a crowded bus or train.

Here Are Few Tips.

  1. Never carry your wallet in your back pocket, as there is a reason pickpockets call the back pocket the “sucker pocket.”  An option for a wallet is one that has a belt loop so it can be secured to your belt and then slid down in the front of your pants.

IMG_0018 9-types-of-people-you-will-meet-in-a-typical-nigerian-bus-when-traveling danfo passenger 2 2. Your best defense is an anti-theft wallet which you wear tucked inside your pants or a purse with locking anti-theft zippers to keep slick-fingered thieves out.If you are on a bus or train and are carrying a travel bag or travel purse, make sure it have zippered pockets that can be closed so a thief’s hands cannot sneak into an unprotected pocket.  Consider a travel bag or purse with anti-theft and anti-pickpocket features to provide even more protection from bus pickpockets. This is a sample of a bag with anti-pickpocket zippers.

anti theft wallet

3. Suspect every passenger seating beside and behind you and avoid calls related to money you are carrying .

4. Avoid distractions, it could be a tactics to get rid  of  your wallet

5. Avoid removing  money  from your wallet  as this could alert the pickpockets.

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