Police demonstration offers tips to avoid pickpockets
November 20, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Chicago police are reminding shoppers to watch your belongings as you shop for holiday gifts. Sometimes, thieves work in teams.
A police demonstration shows how one person distracts you and his partner makes off with your laptop or backpack.
One scam has the victim briefly stuck in a revolving door as a pickpocket makes off with his wallet.
Police say keep your wallet in your front pocket, and women should always carry purses in front of them.
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