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Bag Thieves on South Bank

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Friday 28 October 2005 4.09pm
I was in Starbucks Shad Thames this afternoon when two suspiciously familiar lads came in and walked through the cafe then went off in the direction of The Design Museum. It took me a while to recall but c.3 months ago I saw them in the same place where they stole a handbag using that old trick of, (a) asks someone a question to distract them while (b) approaches from behind and takes the bag/purse/Cell whatever.

When they came back in less than 30 mins later they walked through the cafe again and as they'd clocked me watching them the tall one mouthed-off silently at me as they left. They walked off in the direction of Hays Galleria, no doubt to check it out for victims.

They are in their early 20's, one c.6', the other c.5'8", slim, Moroccan or North African in appearance and wearing casual clothes which are too expensive for them to be wearing by legitimate means ... I know what I mean, hope you understand.
Friday 28 October 2005 6.33pm
Hmmmm. very spooky
Friday 28 October 2005 6.47pm
Wrong Thread Jackie!

Seriously though, keep an eye on your handbags girls (& boyz).

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