Airport pickpockets

It’s easy to get distracted at the airport.  But here’s a reminder from the Vancouver Sun about why it’s especially important to make sure your wallet is safely tucked away:

Visitors to [Toronto’s] Pearson International Airport are being targeted by an organization of South American pickpockets, who stole as much as $500,000 last year, authorities said Tuesday. Peel Regional Police believe the group is responsible for as many as 175 thefts in the past year. Over the past year, more than 17 suspected members have been arrested, most recently three Colombians on Dec. 20.

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