A white foreigner who has obviously fallen victim to the activities of pickpockets in Africa has put together a piece of evidence in the form of a documentary detailing how these crooks make away with people’s phones.
He started off from Kenya where he/she probably came on a visit as a tourist. Statistics in Kenya indicate there’s a high level of insecurity shrouded in petty thefts to armed robbery in the country.
According to Kenya’s 2019 Crime & Safety Report, there is serious risk from crime in Nairobi. The greatest threats continue to be road safety and crime. Violent and sometimes fatal criminal attacks, including home invasions, burglaries, armed carjackings, and kidnappings can occur at any time and in any location. Criminals frequently use weapons during the commission of their crime.
Most criminals rob victims of their possessions and release them unharmed, if they are completely cooperative. However, criminals will not hesitate to shoot a victim who is uncooperative or who may appear to hesitate before complying with their assailant.
One tactic of carjackers is to tie up victims and put them in the back seat or trunk of their own car, transporting them to an ATM to withdraw cash.
Per this report, a traffic police officer who also fell victim to the activities of phone snatchers is seen using his phone near the Roysambu roundabout.
Seconds later, three men on a motorbike pass by, and one of them is seen grabbing the unsuspecting officer’s phone. The traffic officer then ducks and is seen moving towards another road user, seemingly explaining what has just befallen him.
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