Police demonstration offers tips to avoid pickpockets

November 20, 2013 5:37:43 PM PST
Chicago police are reminding shoppers to watch your belongings as you shop for holiday gifts. Sometimes, thieves work in teams.

A police demonstration shows how one person distracts you and his partner makes off with your laptop or backpack.

One scam has the victim briefly stuck in a revolving door as a pickpocket makes off with his wallet.

Police say keep your wallet in your front pocket, and women should always carry purses in front of them.