Bob Arno: The pick-pocketing professor

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Bob Arno: The pick-pocketing professor
Mumbai:  International Street Crime Researcher Bob Arno is in India to study the street crimes and pick-pocketing techniques.

"I am in Mumbai to look at street crime for a few days and I do this in 50 countries. I usually spend four days in each country. For 20 years I have done this together with my wife," he says.

From Las Vegas to Mumbai, Arno has come to research pick-pocketing techniques. And in this four-day day trip he is meeting cops, reformed thieves, and even victims.

"The motive behind this is to learn about street crime as is taking a very nasty turn today. It's getting more violent. Not in Mumbai, but in Moscow, St Petersburg, in Rome, in London," he says, adding: "A pickpocket will very often use a jacket because he doesn't want his hand going in bare. He wants something, he can hide it inside."

Arno has become an international authority on street-crime.

"We can teach the police exactly what to watch for. More important, we can teach the men who are operating the monitors of the cameras, if you are in a hotel lobby, an airport, or any public place, today to stop terrorism, to stop crime you have cameras everywhere. If there are 100 persons moving, who do you put the camera on? And that's what we teach."

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