I hate checking a suitcase when I fly, so I’m usually trying to look relaxed while hefting a too-heavy backpack through airport security like it’s a breeze (it’s not). This is a carefully orchestrated system, with my pockets empty and my book, phone, passport and wallet all strategically stashed for easy access.
So the news that thieves are targeting travellers at Vancouver International Airport is troubling. Richmond RCMP are investigating a string of thefts with a common theme: thieves distract their victims in an attempt to rob them.
These techniques include dropping a five- or ten-dollar bill on the ground and claiming that it was dropped by the victim; damaging part of a vehicle owned by the victim to lure them out to survey the damage; and spraying paint, ketchup, or spilling a beverage on the victim’s clothing,explained RCMP Corporal Dennis Hwang.
Along with the thefts at the Vancouver airport, Hwang said the RCMP has recently found similar crimes in Richmond with victims whoRead More »from As if flying isn’t stressful enough, now worry about this too