Originally Posted by aravenel
I think the bigger reason is that outside of NY and SF and maybe Chicago, we don't walk anywhere. Hard to pickpocket someone while they are in their car. Thus, the "skillbase" doesn't exist here to nearly the extent that it does in Europe.
That's my hypothesis anyways.
my mom had her rolex stolen during a trip to NYC in the late 70's. She tried to be "smart" and took of the watch and put it into her handbag (normal leather medium sized), but someone actually took a razor and cut the bottom of the bag. She was also carrying like $5,000 cash (for a succeeding Atlantic City Trip).
she always re-tells the story vividly because I was conceived on the Atlantic City part of the trip...