Latest pickpocketing scam

07.09.2019

Latest pickpocketing scam:
2 handsome foreign men ask for a discotheque nearby. They come close (e.g. gratefully shake hands, bump into you). And your wallet and watch are gone.

Variants: Search together with the city map, search together for an address on the map in the mobile phone.Search with the city map, search together for an address on the map in the mobile phone.

It is nice to show tourists the way - but please keep your distance. If you have drunk something and your reaction is no longer 100% clear, avoid the situation completely.

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Example Case:

Offenders: Eastern European, approx. 25 years old, short black hair, very obtrusive.
What happened? - I was approached by two young Eastern European men and briefly talked to them about a gay discotheque nearby.
One of them stolen my purse from my pocket unnoticed. It contained about 300 EUR cash and all my IDs and papers, including bank and credit cards. When I noticed the theft, I asked him to return the purse immediately. Thereupon he became very aggressive and insulted me in foreign language (probably Romanian). The two quickly ran away, I tried to run after them, but they escaped me.

Anonymous victim 6 SEP 2019 (there are several hints in the direction)

Note: It may not be entirely safe to mess with the perpetrators.