Hi everyone! Because of the latest incidents in Barcelona in relation to robberies I was thinking about 5 tips not to be stolen, or almost trying to.

TIP 1: Avoid distractions

5 tips to not be stolen

Many times we do not realize that when we are in the middle of the promenade, engulfed with gutters, or looking at the wonderful ice cream offered by the kiosks, in the meantime, we have the mobile in the pants pocket. Be especially careful with the massive places, as subway, most famous touristic points… Today the most common robberies are those that we do not realize. Suddenly someone asks us if we know where that street is and from behind they are opening your backpack.

It’s that simple.

TIP 2. Do not display valuables or make them available to anyone

In relation to the previous advice, do not place valuables in pants pockets, small backpacks pockets or transparent bags (which are now so fashionable). It is very common that we carry our iPhone XSMax in the subway because we are using it, but it is even more usual, that the robbers take advantage of moments in which we are distracted to suddenly take your phone from your hand and run away just at the moment when the doors are being closed to prevent us from going after them.

I know that maybe this 5 tips not to be stolen it seems of common sense, but to remind them sometimes works very well.

TIP 3. Distribute your objects

Do not put all your valuables in one place. If you have X cash, distribute it, suitcase, backpack and wallet. If you can leave something in the hotel inside the safe so you will always make sure that it does not disappear.

Camera, mobile, objectives, passport, cards, be careful and do not put everything in the same compartment.

TIP 4. Use blocking mechanisms

It is not a bad idea that you get a good lock for your backpack or that you carry your mobile phone protected with password and fingerprint, just because by the way you do the most complicated things to the thief. The thiefs look for situations without complications.

5 tips to not be stolen

So if they see someone backpack with a lock and another without it, it will be easier for them trying to steal the one that doesn’t have a lock.

TIP 5. Take special care of your mobile

It’s a basic, seems like today without mobile we are lost, but it is a fact that happens more often in this city. Myself (the writter of the post) has been robbed about 5 times in a year and a half. In different ways, inside the bag,  being dock , pushing me, they have taken it from my hand … there are a thousand options. The problem is when I carry the train card inside of the phone cover, the phone is not insured and I don’t have the fingerprint set.

In addition, always remember that you have to have the configuration of the copy in the revised cloud and locate my google or Apple phone just in case. It can always happen that the mobile appears.

5 tips to not be stolen

And also, always file a complaint with the local police or mossos d’esquadra.

Well, this were 5 tips to not be stolen, for you to keep in mind, we hope we have helped you and that it never happens to you.

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See you soon!