Pickpocketing is on the Rise

New techniques to stay alert and avoid being robbed.
2:25 | 05/22/14

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We're going to tell you about a crime on the rise -- 10% increase in pick pocketing in recent years. And tonight our experts are going to take you frame by frame through video to show you the newest tricks. ABC Cecilia -- teamed up with a -- to show you how to keep their hands off your wallet. Surveillance so catches eight pick -- in action inside -- San Diego whole foods watch just for a split second shopper turns away from her cart. And that is all the man in the checkered shirt needs. His hands covered by a shopping bag high when he's about to do. The woman has no idea this -- walked away with her wallet. And handed it off to a partner. Over in the -- style the guy in the white shirt gets the attention of the clerk. Now that the -- back is turned to look his partner in the row behind him -- -- As the woman in the hat looks away from her cart to pick the perfect apple he. Picks up her wallet. Police releasing these surveillance videos to San Diego affiliate KG TV hoping they lead to an arrest. Theft rings run by sticky fingered crooks are making -- killing in Philadelphia investigators say this group has perfected the crying. This man sits directly behind his victim. Hidden by his jacket he reaches right inside her purse hanging on the chair. Deceased and the lies you very well what seeing for the -- victim. Total yards Bob Arnault is -- master pickpocket who advises law enforcement on how to catch the crooks he and his wife can't eat. Acting as the the woman at this table is so busy talking she has no only deal what's going on behind her yeah. Just an idea what anything right behind us now it happens next watch Bob's hand again it looks like he's leaning on her chair. But her nurses filling -- going. -- -- to avoid becoming a victim. Keep your valuables in the bottom of your bag not the top keep everything in your line of sight that cell -- on the table now you see it. How did tell -- here. You know don't we -- Cecilia -- got ABC news Phoenix.

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