Pickpockets in Rio

Pickpockets in Rio — Anti-theft rules

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Anti-theft Rules for Rio How to Protect Yourself from Street Thieves and Muggers “Be more vigilant; be aware of your surroundings,” warn US government…

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Barcelona pickpocket scene today

Barcelona pickpocket scene today

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In my previous post, I offered seven simple rules to save yourself from pickpockets, inspired by my research into the Barcelona pickpocket scene today….

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Seven simple rules to save yourself from pickpockets

Seven simple rules to save yourself from pickpockets

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In my previous post, I discussed the tedious and methodical research we do before slamming a city for high numbers in pickpocketing, bag snatching,…

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worst cities for pickpocketing

Worst cities for pickpocketing?

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We are often asked which are the worst cities for pickpocketing. It always seems the correspondent or the journalist hopes that we will confirm…

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Why pickpockets are not afraid of police

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With over two million views, our 50-minute National Geographic documentary “Pickpocket King” continues to raise questions. Here, Bob Arno addresses the frequently discussed issues…

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Claes is kind. Claes is gone.

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Bob Arno writes about his brother. Bambi interrupts. Over the years I have written about my mentors, my old friends who have had a…

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Bob Arno on “Pickpocket King”

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Hi, Bob Arno here. First, thank you all for passionate comments (here and here) on our National Geographic documentary, Pickpocket King. To a certain…

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Just For Laughs Comedy Tour of Canada

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Today is the third day of a three-week tour across Canada with Just For Laughs. This is a blast, and very different from my…

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Covered woman in Iran

A visit to Iran

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Iran Bob Arno here, on our recent visit to Iran. The country has been in the news lately regarding the arrests of 30 persons…

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Behavior analysis and video surveillance

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For the last week, articles on the killing of Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, have been a veritable smorgasbord of intriguing intelligence reports….

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Pickpocket heaven at Oktoberfest

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Psychology is an integral part of a good cannon’s skill-set. He must be able to read the mark. More than one good pickpocket has…

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David Avadon dead at 60

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David Avadon, a friend and associate of mine, died of a heart attack in a gym in Los Angeles. David was recently billed as…

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Bob Arno on competitive intelligence

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I (@bobarno) recently wrote about my reluctance to use Twitter and the pros and cons of sharing information with everyone who might be a…

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On Twittering or not

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I love to look at Bambi’s Twitter communication. Short snappy funny bitchy snarky bright messages 140 characters long. I envy her exchanges. I wish…

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Bob Arno on “Lie to me”

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I watched the first two episodes of Fox Network’s new television program Lie to Me, whose main character is loosely based on Paul Ekman,…

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Scooter-riding bandits

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Stung by a Wasp: Scooter-Riding Bandits Buzz Bob and Bambi I didn’t think it could happen to me. There was no forewarning. One moment…

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In memory of Holger Enge

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How did I learn to become a pickpocket? That’s the most common question I get after my presentations and during television interviews. They want…

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Bob Arno on redflagging as criminal profiling

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[Finally, a few words from Bob Arno.] As we travel the world every year, we interact with organized crime figures, street criminals, and security…

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