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Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.  
User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

Have any of you guys been robbed/mugged while on a trip to a foreign country? I had a rather bad experience in KUL. Was robbed of MR 500 and US$ 200 while on a local bus.

Himmat


An airplane might disappoint any pilot but it'll never surprise a good one.
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User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 1701 times:

My dad got robbed in Paris back in the 80's. Twice. In one week.


Hey, you want to go out for pizza and some sex? What, you don't like pizza?
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

I got robbed in Brighton last week, 13 freaking Euros for a one-way ticket to LGW, rhaa !

UTA  checkeredflag 



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

Quoting Himmat01 (Thread starter):
Was robbed of MR 500 and US$ 200 while on a local bus.

Was it Pickpocketed.ie you were unaware.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
Was it Pickpocketed.ie you were unaware.

Yes, it was pickpocketed.



An airplane might disappoint any pilot but it'll never surprise a good one.
User currently offlineFLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

I had my digital camera nicked out of my dad's bag when it was sat right next to us on the beach in Mexico. Got a replacement one through my insurance but it still cost me £25 excess, £40 for a new memory card and about £25 on phone calls to the insurance company from Mexico. Plus, I had no photos of the holiday. Grrr!


Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away...
User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

I had my camera nicked while I was waiting for a ferry to San Francisco from Vallejo.

Twice somebody tried to rob me in Brazil - the first I ignored and got into a cab, the second was thwarted by some friends who overhead them planning it.

Geoff M.


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

I had my purse stolen in Rome. Not that I was carrying lot's of money with me, but loosing my passport among other things was a drag.


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User currently offline1aMLA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 15 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

Wife had her purse stolen in Bangkok, her fault she put it in the pocket of her back pack.
Police were friendly enough, got all back from the insurance, so it was a happy ending. But it shit's you up when your there.


User currently offlineKay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 15 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

1- In New York, I was leaving a temporary rental apartment and allowed the owners to move my stuff into one room while I was at work (not much stuff anyway).

When I unpacked at my new home, my pair of Oakley 5 were not in the count.


2- In Miami, standing in a queue in front of a club for a long time with many people around. The next morning: 200$ had disappeared from my pocket. Had to borrow from a friend to continue this trip!!

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 1):
My dad got robbed in Paris back in the 80's. Twice. In one week.

My dad got robbed once in the 80's when on a trip of one week to Paris too..  Smile


Kay


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 15 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

I got mugged in Tunisia.

The police don't fuck around there...they dragged about ten people in who fitted the description and locked them up until I could come down and do an ID parade!

Wasn't any of them either!


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

More seriously than my last post; whenever I am in a foreign country I lock all valuables in the hotel safe and only go out with :

Petty cash (around 10 Euro equivalent)
Photocopy of passport
Credit card (insured against theft, fraud and forced withdrawals)

UTA  checkeredflag 



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

I was robbed in Amsterdam about three years ago.
Credit Cards, Passport, camera....alll gone!


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3609 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

My uncle was robbed by John Garang's bandits of a few million dollars worth of construction equipment in Sudan.

He was also robbed by some kids with guns in Afganistan.


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13033 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

I have never been robbed while traveling, but some precautions and awareness developed from working in NY City for years probably lessened the risk.
One is that for over 20 years of non-USA travel, I have used a neck held cloth pouch for excess money, passport, travelers checks, credit cards, drivers license and other id documents. I just keep my hotel key, some change, maybe some 'mugger money', a small notebook and a pen in my pockets. This reduces the risk being a victim of pickpockets. If you do carry a wallet in your pocket, put a wide rubberband around it and keep it deep in a side pocket or at least in a buttoned pocket. Second, is to have a good map of the area you are visiting and orientate yourself well. This will make you less of a target and to avoid high risk areas. Third, avoid high risk beheavors, including being alone and getting drunk, using drugs, being out in shady areas and especially at 2 am. Four, keep your camera and other like items in a day hike pack and take them out of it only as needed. Five, be aware of your surrondings. Look around not just up at the buildings or that hot babe walking by but also behind you once in a while for potential trouble makers. Realize that trains, public transport where close contact with others are very high risk area for pickpockets.


User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

I've been k-knapped before in none other than Mexico. Big mistake; either for them or me, I haven't yet decided  Smile

BAB  taekwondo 



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 15):
I've been k-knapped before in none other than Mexico

Are they finally paying to release you.  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4299 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

We had an attempted mugging in Madrid at the subway entrance/exit in 97. It failed.

Also that year, a homeless man in downtown Munich's pedestrian area (by the outdoor cafes), went to our traveling partners table and he began filling up on the 'remains': took some of the tip money too.

A friend of ours was robbed of all his cash for his European stay in Paris by two guys in a scooter, in late July.

Finally, another attempted purse snatch this time in Pisa, Italy, where it was absolutely full of African immigrants, many selling items in the street.

In the US, they stole a car's stereo, but this happened in the early 90s.

Never been robbed or attempted to in Argentina.



My internet was not shut down, the internet has shut me down
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 16):
Are they finally paying to release you

LOL, first they paid the thugs to keep me. I think they negotiaited down to 3 euros for me. Now I won't be trapped with nothing but a keyboard and A.net connection. Big grin

BAB



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 18):
Now I won't be trapped with nothing but a keyboard and A.net connection.

 Smile
Hope they are paying for that.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

Got mugged in Paris in the metro.... pickpokets... stole about 700euros cash and they tried to use my cards but i cancelled them.
Also my ex tried to withdraw money the same night and the machine ate his card before he even put in his pin number...
Thank god i always leave a bit of cash in every bag



Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2364 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

I got mugged in Amsterdam, they didn't get away with much though, just about 50 guilders, but now, I never respond to anyone who is following me and tries to make conversation, no matter where I am.

User currently offlineRossbaku From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

When we were in Marmaris in Turkey in September 2003, we were walking through a market when a boy about 13-14 years old grabbed my mums bag and made off with it. Luckily there was a British guy in the direction he was running who collared him and snatched the bag off him. The boy was sh*tting it when all of these British tourists are screaming at him for being such an idiot.

Serves him right. Silly prat.

RossBaku  Silly


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 1533 times:

Worst than being robbed in a foreing country, is being robbed in your own one!

User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

I got robbed when I signed up for a 1st class membership...twice.

Regards.


User currently offlineNordair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (8 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Robbed of my dignity, but I managed to get it back!  Silly

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