Assassins throughout history use public commotion and spectacles to their advantage. While the entertained crowd is enjoying the festivities, they slip unnoticed and hit their targets. Even public figures were assassinated in public during important events because they were simply out in the open.
Pickpockets certainly learned a thing or two from assassins, which is why the next tactic is one we like to call The Young Assassin. Their diversion tactics are usually over the top because it can give them the highest yield or basically leave a target completely off guard.
The Assassin at Work
Assassin pickpockets use the lure of young street performers. When a crowd gathers around a particularly entertaining performance, pickpockets get busy lifting wallets, pieces of jewelry, watches, and phones from spectators. The performers may or may not be accomplices to the pickpockets.
Some pickpockets will bring the performance to you. Their accomplices that play the part of child or teenage performers will surround you in the street, giving you no easy way out. Some performers may even pick a spectator from the crowd to take part in their performance. A multi-tasking pickpocket sometimes is the performer themselves.
Protecting Yourself from the Assassin
What can you do to avoid losing your valuables in situations like these? Prevention is the key.
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