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.