himmat01
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Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:17 pm

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.

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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:34 pm

My dad got robbed in Paris back in the 80's. Twice. In one week.
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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:43 pm

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

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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:16 pm

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

Was it Pickpocketed.ie you were unaware.
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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:56 pm

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

Yes, it was pickpocketed.
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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:27 pm

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!
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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:47 pm

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.

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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:54 pm

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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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:57 pm

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.
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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:02 pm

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


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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:46 pm

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!
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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:56 pm

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)

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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:12 pm

I was robbed in Amsterdam about three years ago.
Credit Cards, Passport, camera....alll gone!
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Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:48 pm

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.
 
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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:08 pm

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.
 
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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:12 pm

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

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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:27 pm

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

Are they finally paying to release you.  Smile
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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:44 pm

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.
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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:44 pm

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

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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:50 pm

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.
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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:24 am

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
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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:41 am

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.
 
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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:45 am

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.

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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:46 am

Worst than being robbed in a foreing country, is being robbed in your own one!
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Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:50 am

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

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RE: Being Robbed In A Foreign Country.

Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:53 am

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