Bob Arno

Hollywood Attractions, Distractions, and Tourist Crime

by

What do thiefhunters on vacation do to unwind from workdays detecting and preventing crimes against world travelers? We grab a cocktail, and hobnob with…

See Bob Arno steal from Steve Harvey

by

“I’d love you to be my partner in crime, Mr. Harvey.” “Hell, yes!” Steve Harvey eagerly replied, “I’ve been wanting to do this my…

Barcelona pickpocket scene today

by

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

by

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

Why pickpockets are not afraid of police

Why pickpockets are not afraid of police

by

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…

World’s most famous pickpocket slams ‘blatant’ street crime rates in Barcelona

by

Bob Arno, now a security consultant [as well as a comedy stage pickpocket], is the world’s most prominent pickpocket. Speaking to 02B, Arno lifts…

They’re Ravin’

They’re Ravin’

by

For all the entertainment bookers and speaker bureau agents who make our comedy shows and anti-theft keynotes possible: They’re Ravin’ ONCE UPON a midnight…

Avoid becoming victim of theft and scams on vacation

by

On the set before filming this live segment for ABC News, Bob Arno stole a wallet from one of the camera operators. The producers…

Child phone thieves answer questions

by

Florin and his 13-year-old pal emphasize that they are not pickpockets—they are phone thieves. They steal phones from tabletops, not from people. The distinction…

Smartphone theft: thieves are magicians

by

Smartphone theft Smartphone theft is out of control. Phones are flying off cafe tables right under the noses of their owners. The thieves are…

Bob Arno on pattern recognition in thievery

Bob Arno on pattern recognition in thievery

by

When gearing up for a heist, thieves try to look relaxed and natural, but fail. In this, they send signals that trained security personnel…

A Conversation With Street Crime Expert Bob Arno

by

Don’t Lose Your Wallet – A Conversation With Street Crime Expert Bob Arno ChoosyNomad.com Questions by David Matesanz You originally began your career as…

A platform for pickpockets

A platform for pickpockets

by

Denouement. None of us wanted to leave the park. After the demos, the dinner, and the as-yet-untold experience on the buses, after the conversation,…

Criminal scavengers, and poets as well

Criminal scavengers, and poets as well

by

Bob gets cold feet. Overnight, reality began to percolate and bubble over the exhilaration of yesterday’s thieves’ challenge. By morning it was clear to…

A pickpocket party begins

A pickpocket party begins

by

Dinner with thieves. It’s 3:00. The film crew’s still perfecting camera angles, lighting, and table arrangements. I’ve taken my seat as requested, so cameras…