Think Like A Watch Thief To Prevent Yours From Being Swiped
Jun 21, 2012 14:41
Anyone who's ever had their watch stolen knows just how upsetting it can
be. But instead of switching to a pocket watch or no watch at all, it
pays more to just do a bit of research on the techniques that they use.
Over at The Wall Street Journal, magician Alex Stone shares all sorts of tricks that thieves use to swipe your stuff. According to him, the simplest watches to steal are the ones with buckles which involves flicking the buckle off, then the prong, and finally the watch itself in one fluid motion without you ever noticing. He adds:
In magic as well as in pickpocketing, it helps to move in quick back-and-forth spurts when you want to shake off a person's focus. If, however, you want him to follow your hand, it's better to move along a smooth, curved trajectory.
For other handy tips on how to avoid being bamboozled and losing your stuff, click here
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