Anti pickpocketing campaign

British Transport Police are urging Londoners to be more aware of the tactics used by pickpocketers in a new campaign to help people avoid falling victim.

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How to keep your belongings safe

If you're out enjoying the capital in the warmer weather, learn more about pickpockets' tricks and distractions so you don't get relieved of your personal items.

British Transport Police has offered the following guidelines:

  • Keep purses secure and carry wallets in an inside pocket.
  • Zip up hand and shoulder bags.
  • Carry bags in front of you with flaps against your body.
  • Keep straps short and bags tucked under your arm.
  • Don't display jewellery.
  • Don't show your money — keep it safely in your pocket.

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