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WATCH: Selfie captures pickpockets stealing tourist’s purse

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Jul. 10, 19 | 8:39 am

A female pickpocket gang was caught on camera stealing a tourist’s purse in London’s West End.

According to Metro Online, Nina Spencer, 51, and friend Toi McGurran, also 51, were crossing the road near Cambridge Circus, going towards the Palace Theater when the incident happened.

But after they had crossed the road, Toi looked inside her Louis Vuitton handbag and noticed her designer purse containing £400 or Dh1,829 in cash and her credit cards were missing.

As they watched some videos on their cell phone, they realized that two women were tailing them. 

The now viral video shows one of the female pickpockets clutching a red cell phone.

In a move that took just seconds, an accomplice dressed in a black jumper plucked Toi’s purse out from her bag.

A third person wearing an orange scarf and sunglasses appears in the footage and received the stolen purse under their coat.

The three pickpockets walk briskly away in the opposite direction.

Metro Online said the incident was the latest shocking example of numerous cases of pick pocketing in London.

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