I am writing from my own experience as a victim of pickpocketing.
On the 7th of February, I thought that will be a good idea for me to go to the Westfield Mall to get my eyebrows done but also get some shopping done before flying out the following day.
I am in the H&M store, my brain wants to know what’s the time, so I take my phone out of my pocket and in seconds I place it back in my pocket.
I noticed cute dresses, lots of ladies around me, one particular ”lady” is kind of too close to me, but I thought nothing of it.
Ahh too hectic so I left that aisle, my brain tries to communicate with me and I have a feeling that something is not good, ok let me see what time is it??
MY NEW PHONE IS GONE!!!!!
I am in a state of shock, searching my bag, pockets but nothing, my new phone bought for only 2 weeks has been stolen.
H&M store manager says ”sorry darling, but it happens daily, we can’t do anything”
I started mourning my cute, so desired phone, called my husband to say ”Dani, a lady from this H&M store has stolen my phhhooonneeee (me crying).
The pain and the shock were kicking in, knowing that the next day I am flying out to Romania and then the USA my phone was a key to get all my info in place, but it was gone forever.
The police were informed and they are investigating the case, a few days ago, I have received a call from an officer saying that they have caught her red-handed, they are searching her house, but my phone was nowhere to be found.
Beware of crowded places.
Be careful around warning signs about pickpockets
I am learning all those tips, I will be much more careful from now on.