How Thieves Steal Wallets on Escalators

BY Beth Williams

Watch the below video which shows a team of pickpockets working an escalator in a shopping mall.  One of the pickpockets is in front of the victim on the escalator and when they reach the top he pretends like he drops something, causing a large backup of the people behind him.  Watch closely, and you will see the co-pickpocket steal the victim’s wallet and flee.

This is an interesting video of a victim who had his wallet stolen on an escalator in Europe.  Listen to his story and learn from it.