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.