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Watch out - thieves about - but do they care?

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Watch out - thieves about - but do they care?

Just been to Prague on a long weekend break, the Metro is rife with thieves, especially at the main interchanges in the centre. They operate in teams, surrounding you and jostle around, getting into your bags and pockets. It happened to us 3 times, and I am now minus one digital camera. The police are totally disinterested, and the locals just shrug as they see it happening - what do they care about us tourists.

Been talking to others who say it's happened to them too. In over 30 years of travel, it's the first time I've experienced this. Is it just Prague, or is it a sign of the times?

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1. Re: Watch out - thieves about - but do they care?

Thats not good to hear. I am planning to go by myself. Were you in a group or alone, and how old were these pick-pocketers? I mean were they young kids?

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dont be put off, just be aware who is around you in busy places, bus stops tram and metro stations and the astronomical clock where you find tourists paying more attention to the clock than their valuables, as for their ages i have seen them in groups of six or seven ageing from young teens to women in their late sixties early seventies. cya

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i have been going to praha by myself for the last 2 years.......and i am a woman. I have never had a problem. I present myself as someone who knows where they are going and what they are doing.


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