How does a pickpocket think?

February 20, 2007 9:34pm CST
Ten days ago, when passing through a busy crowd during a festive celebration, my sling bag was slit by someone and my wallet was stolen. I did not realize the big hole at the side until about 30 minutes later. Yesterday, I opened the letter box and found the wallet inside - minus the cash and some restaurant voucher. All other credit card and discount cards are intact. Make me wonder what the thief was thinking and whether he is the one who send back the wallet? Anyone has any similar experience?
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• United States
21 Feb 07
I had this experience while I was walking along a busy commercial street. I was holding my purse when suddenly a guy grabbed it off me. He ran so fast so I didn't bother to run after him. I just reported my credit cards and ATM cards missing. After a week, I got a call from someone who apparently works for a movie house. He said he was cleaning and he saw my wallet thrown by someone on the cinema floor (my ID's were still intact). We met up and I found out that the thief just took my money, which is actually just enough to watch a movie! Hahaha.
• Singapore
21 Feb 07
It's amazing how these people work, don't you think so? I don't know if they are just looking for thrills in taking people's things or they just don't think it is morally wrong to steal. Or they think it is not so easy to be caught. In fact, when I report back to the police that I have recovered the wallet, the policeman asked me to put the wallet in a plastic bag and not touch it anymore because they want to test it for finger-prints. Don't underestimate the power of technology nowadays.