5 ways to beat a pickpocket
To use an old analogy: If you’re in a crowd being chased by a bear, you don’t have to be the fastest to survive — just not the slowest.
1. Pickpockets look for easy prey: the lost tourist with the fanny pack, the girl with her eyes fixed on her phone -- don’t be that fool. At the very least, make your things difficult to steal. That should be enough to deter most thieves.
2. Guys, put your wallet in your front pocket instead of the back, and wrap it in a rubber band so it doesn’t slide smoothly. Also, carry an empty decoy wallet in your back pocket to misdirect their attention.
3. Ladies, carry your purse in front of you when in a crowd. Keep it closed. Don’t let it leave your sight.