Video: British Transport Police reveals pickpockets’ tactics

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Using a newspaper to conceal a hand is another tactic used by pickpockets who steal from train passengers.

This video, called The Concealed Hand, is one of a series produced by British Transport Police (BTP) to warn public transport users of the tactics employed by thieves.

British Transport Police video

British Transport Police video

A nationwide operation to tackle pickpocketing was launched in June, after figures showed it thefts at stations rose by 16 per cent last year.

To report a theft on the railway, call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.