Purse Theft Videos

BY Beth Williams

Sometimes you really need to watch videos of items being stolen from travelers to truly understand the importance of making sure your bags are theft resistant.

In this video you will see a woman walk into a restaurant and sit at a table by herself, next to a table of several travelers.  Watch how the thief reaches under the travelers chair two times to steal this travels bag, succeeds, and flees the restaurant.  If the traveler would have used a security travel bag like this one, the bag strap would have been secured to the chair, preventing the theft.

 Female Pickpockets in China

This video shows three female pickpockets at TaiYuanJie picking people’s pockets as they go downstairs into the Fashion shopping area near ZhongXing,  Note that they will try to get into the purses of several women as they enter the doorway.  This video shows the importance of security zippers built into security purses such as these.

Child Pickpocket in Hanoi, Viet Nam

 Distraction Theft of Cell Phone

Watch this video in a cyber cafe as the thief does a distraction theft by dropping money on the floor and telling the victim that it is his.  When the victim bends down to pick it up, the thief steals his cell phone.  This same type of theft can be used to steal a purse, camera bag, or travel bag.  Using a security day bag such as this one can help prevent this type of theft.

 Theft of Purse from Car at Gas Station

 Theft of Purse in Barcelona Cyber Cafe

 Theft of Wallet From Woman’s Purse While Walking Down Street