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What’s in your wallet? Wait, where is my wallet? Tips on pickpocket avoidance

By John Koski

The late, great James Coburn appeared in 173 movies and television shows, with a particularly strong run in the 1960s and 1970s. My favourite of his is The Last of Sheila (1973), a terrific, campy murder mystery set in the South of France. Our Man Flint (1966), The President’s Analyst (1967 — if you like the film, be sure to read this story) and The Internecine Project (1974) all are worth at least one viewing.

The latest Risk Tip involves pickpocket awareness, drawing from another Coburn flick, Harry in Your Pocket (1973). While pickpockets feature in many movies — Oliver Twist, The Sting, Casablanca (‘This place is full of vultures’) — few are wholly devoted to how they go about their work…

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