pickpocket


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thief

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a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

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We had another long talk about my plans, when we were safely housed; and as I knew she was anxious to get home, and, between fire, food, and pickpockets, could never be considered at her ease for half-an-hour in London, I urged her not to be uncomfortable on my account, but to leave me to take care of myself.
As I was in no danger from pickpockets, I ventured into the croud, where upon enquiry I found that a man had been robbed and very ill used by some ruffians.
"I happen to know who is the first link in his chain--a chain with this Napoleon-gone-wrong at one end, and a hundred broken fighting men, pickpockets, blackmailers, and card sharpers at the other, with every sort of crime in between.
This jail was a Noah's ark of the city's crime--there were murderers, "hold-up men" and burglars, embezzlers, counterfeiters and forgers, bigamists, "shoplifters," "confidence men," petty thieves and pickpockets, gamblers and procurers, brawlers, beggars, tramps and drunkards; they were black and white, old and young, Americans and natives of every nation under the sun.
In particular they kept a lookout for pickpockets and swindlers, who simply swanned in the roulette salons, and reaped a rich harvest.
"Permit me," said he, "to leave my purse at home; for if in the crowd those clever pickpockets of London, who are much boasted of, even in Paris, were to steal from me the remainder of my poor crowns, I should not be able to return to France.
You don't depend upon wife-beaters and pickpockets for your income.
A small mob composed mainly of people who themselves did not look particularly clever and scrupulous, leavened by a slight sprinkling of genuine pickpockets amused itself by cheering in the most penetrating, abominable cold drizzle that I remember.
The motorbike rider was told the officers that the pickpocket had taken lift from him nearby.
Summary: Panaji (Goa) [India], Apr 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that Congress president Rahul Gandhi is like a "clever pickpocket" who runs along with the mob chasing him and shouts
On his call, however, a number of persons ran after him but the pickpocket managed to escape in a car.
Baguio police officers were tasked with sharing safety tips, as part of an information drive against petty crimes during the festival season, especially on pickpocket.
The Makati police ACOPA head said that Rustan is a veteran pickpocket, saying he has been doing such for years.
He said that a team of Industrial-Area police station arrested nine members of pickpocket gang including four ladies.
MINGORA -- Police started crackdown against pickpocket on Saturday and arrested 20 in this regard and recovered the looted money from their possession.