The below video shows slick fingered pickpockets who use both hand and tools to remove items for the pockets of unsuspecting people. Watching this video will really get you to pay attention to your surroundings. Most importantly it should get you to carry your valuables in anti-theft wallets or anti-theft bags for peace of mind. If the victims observed in this video used any one of the many travel security products to protect their cell phone or wallet, they would not have fallen victim to these crimes. Travelers should anticipate that pickpockets and thieves will target them. You should recognize that it is part of the landscape when you travel, but falling victim to theft and losing your wallet, passport, camera or phone is not.
Plan ahead and use an anti-theft wallet or bag. There are so many styles to choose from you're bound to find one that will secure your valuables for peace of mind. The classic waist pack has evolved, check out the latest designs here. For protection from electronic pickpockets, consider RFID blocking gear as well.