1. ITV Report

Keep a step ahead of the thieves

The Stall - two pickpockets identify a victim and work together:

The Concealed Hand - thieves often use a newspaper to conceal their hand and help themselves to your belongings:

The Easy Dip - if your bag is left open you're presenting an opportunity to a thief:

The Helpful Stranger - beware of someone offering to brush something off your coat:

The Distraction - watch out for someone distracting you by asking for help:

The Diversion - thieves might cause a diversion by deliberately dropping coins on the floor:

For more tips on avoiding losing your belongings as well as how to report a crime, visit the British Transport Police website.