It pays to be vigilant of your belongings when attending outdoor events, in case of pickpockets, but not everyone remembers. But thankfully for one woman attending a funfair/amusement park in Berlin recently, other people were watching out for her.
In this short clip, a young man in a black and white coat is seen standing behind a woman, seemingly in line. But seconds later, he is glancing over his shoulder to see if he is being watched and his hand sneaks into her jacket pocket to steal her mobile phone.
Immediately after he turns, two men descend on him, one getting him in a choke-hold, the other grabbing his wrist and checking his pockets. It’s not clear if the men are undercover police officers, or simply Good Samaritans. But it’s more likely that they are security of some sort, and the video will be used as evidence of the pickpocket’s crime!
This clip reminds me of a thief who tried to steal the phone from a girl in the subway, only to get taught a lesson he will never forget.