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Be very careful of belongings on Hoho buses

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Be very careful of belongings on Hoho buses

Spent nearly the entire day on the HoHo buses. Afterwards found my purse missing, even tho I am very careful, I did place my bag on floor to stand and take some photos (€40, could've been worse). I thought maybe it had fallen out of my bag but my husband's empty 'diversion' wallet was also removed from his side cargo pants pocket so please keep your belongings under extreme supervision.

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1. Re: Be very careful of belongings on Hoho buses

Gosh!, we have now tourist pickpocketing other tourists???

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2. Re: Be very careful of belongings on Hoho buses

This could very well be the case clearly of people posing as tourists . Take the bus ride and a few handbags. If this is the case then the pickpockets are changing tactics.

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3. Re: Be very careful of belongings on Hoho buses

I think they are on the bus and not tourists.

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4. Re: Be very careful of belongings on Hoho buses

According to Wikipedia :

A tourist is a person engaged in tourism—travel for recreational, leisure or BUSINESS purposes.

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@Viv, I am sure everybody understands and sympathizes with your case, but not knowing who took your belongings does not entitles you or anybody else to blame anyone much less to insinuate anything. And don't take me wrong, I am not "defending" anyone here, but while there are indeed local pickpockets, it's also well known to the Police departments of the major European cities the existence of gangs of pickpockets that roam the continent and move from one jurisdiction to another according to the "pressure" of the local law enforcement at any given time. So technically, yes, those would be "tourists robbing other tourists".

This is just an example from Dublin's press, but you could find equally a few more in the national press of Paris, or London, or Rome... and also here in Barcelona: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/crime-…

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6. Re: Be very careful of belongings on Hoho buses

I can't say who he/she/they are, I only want to warn other tourists, don't you think that is fair?

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7. Re: Be very careful of belongings on Hoho buses

Viv i think it was fair of you to point it out as on the HoHo bus is definitely one place where people leave their guard down. Not sure where you insenuated who was responsible so i dont agree with Enric on this. Maybe he read something i didnt.

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8. Re: Be very careful of belongings on Hoho buses

Also to add a similiar problem was an issue on the aircoach in Dublin a few years back where peoples luggage was taken from under the bus

thejournal.ie/aircoach-bags-stolen-2568483-J…

I hope you notified a HoHo staff member.

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9. Re: Be very careful of belongings on Hoho buses

By all means @Viv, of course it's fair, never questioned that!

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