Watch out for this scam. Police are urging visitors to the city center
to be especially vigilant for a new gang operating a slick routine that
is aimed at stealing from unwary persons. They say that the gang usually
comprises four members, one adult and three younger ones.
While the three younger ones, all appearing sweet and innocent, divert
their "mark" (or "intended target") with a show of friendliness and fun,
the fourth -- the eldest -- sneaks in from behind the person's back to
expertly rifle undetected through his or her pockets and/or purses or
bags for any valuables being carried.
The attached picture taken is from CCTV operating in the inner city
shows the gang in operation.