Pickpockets in Rio

Pickpockets in Rio — Anti-theft rules

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…

Barcelona pickpocket scene today

Barcelona pickpocket scene today

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

Seven simple rules to save yourself from pickpockets

Seven simple rules to save yourself from pickpockets

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

worst cities for pickpocketing

Worst cities for pickpocketing?

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

Why pickpockets are not afraid of police

Why pickpockets are not afraid of police

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…

Bob Arno on “Pickpocket King”

Bob Arno on “Pickpocket King”

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

Behavior analysis and video surveillance

Behavior analysis and video surveillance

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….

Pickpocket heaven at Oktoberfest

Pickpocket heaven at Oktoberfest

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…

Bob Arno on competitive intelligence

Bob Arno on competitive intelligence

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

Bob Arno on “Lie to me”

Bob Arno on “Lie to me”

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,…

Scooter-riding bandits

Scooter-riding bandits

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…

In memory of Holger Enge

In memory of Holger Enge

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…

Bob Arno on redflagging as criminal profiling

Bob Arno on redflagging as criminal profiling

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