Con Job

Con Job

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Have been robbed for the third time on this holiday.

rob #1
rob #2

Robbery #3
Travelling from San Ramone to Costa Rica´s capital San Jose.

The set up
Girl comes to sit next to me from the front of the bus.
Think nothing of it.
I am a good looking bloke..

After normal girly wriggling, girl goes to sleep waking up just as the bus is approaching San Jose bus station.

The sting
Pulling into bus station in San Jose.

Bus is alighting, people are standing ready to get off.

Money is heard bouncing on the floor under seat, girl turns around looking for her dropped coin.

I allow the girl under my seat to look for it.

Two onlookers gather and gesticulate that I should move to let her find it.

I look for the coin myself, I can’t see anything, but let the girl look again, this time standing off the floor completely on my seat.

The onlookers, an old man, and a youngish man, gesticulate that I should come out of there completely.

Having had no luck myself, I let the girl go about her business grovelling on the floor..

This I do moving out into the isle and sideways into an empty seating bay.

We watch the girl look for her coins.

Old man trys to push past me, which I think is stange.

a) because he is old.
b) because there is not really anywhere to go because the girl and I make up pretty much the full breadth of the isle.

I won’t move.

He has to struggle past.

I become aware of a movement in back pocket around the wallet region, turn to see younger bloke turn away.

Missing coin issue is rapidly cleared up, girl thanks me and walks off.

The realisation
20 minutes down the road its raining, I go to catch a taxi and realise that the cash in my front pocket has been stolen.

About 20,000 collons. Just over 20 quid.

The trick

Trapping you in the isle


Getting you to watch the girl find the money


letting the old man past, getting you to turn to a different postion allowing access to more pockets.

Had I turned to face the front and let that old man past, I would now be minus a wallet rather than just 20 quid.

Very clever.

The moral

When girls come and sit next to you on a bus, it is likely she is after your money.

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