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By lifesnapper  
Hi all and many thanks indeed for your fun comments and lovely votes on my 'Boys Toys' images.

Well girl's, would you walk along in a public place holding your purse and phone in your hand? Not advisable I would say, in fact, she has victim written all over her. (No, don't look for the tattoo's) This world is a hard enough place to stay safe without inviting trouble but hey! maybe you do this all the time and don't see the problem. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.Smile

All the best to all,


Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Purse Phone Summer dress

Voters: LotaLota, woolybill1, sparrowhawk and 44 more

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woolybill1 Plus
12 29 74 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2018 7:33AM
Her only storage for valuables is the jacket slung round her shoulders, which would be even simpler to snatch than her purse and phone!
Of course, she could have a minder nearby, six foot six and eighteen stone of solid muscle - - - you did look over your shoulder, I trust? WinkWinkWink

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10 Sep 2018 7:37AM
Ha haaa not a description the suits me Bill Wink
Or maybe she has a nine inch blade up her sleeve ? Smile
Many people seem unaware about how easily they can be dispossessed. A valuable comment and imageGrinGrinGrinGrin
Robert51 10 7 90 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2018 8:01AM
The thing is with phones now costing up to 1000, I wonder if she would be doing the same with the same amount of money in 10 notes ?

Just a thought...
10 Sep 2018 8:13AM
Excellent street photography John, a beautiful young lady,
10 Sep 2018 8:21AM
an expensive smartphone was stolen from my daughter-in-law a couple of weeks ago.. she was standing in a museum queue and was careless enough to have the handset stuffed into a back pocket of her jeans.. luckily she noticed it quickly enough and hurried to ask her telecom provider to block the SIM card
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
10 Sep 2018 8:41AM
I didn't even notice the phone/purse...😁😁

She could be an undercover police officer.. setting up a sting? They've had reports of some guy with a camera casing the local young ladies!!!😁
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
10 Sep 2018 10:11AM
You're right of course, there are an increasing number of low life snatch and run thieves
out there, it doesn't pay to advertise your expensive wares or to leave yourself vulnerable.
As your lovely young lady is demonstrating. It applies to everyone though, young, older, male , or femail.
Even the six foot six eighteen stone of solid muscle types can be victims if their not careful, these thieves can run very fast.
Many of them use scooters or motorbikes these days, so beware if you're strolling along a city street as well.

10 Sep 2018 10:24AM
That's the word Dave. Awareness !
rambler Plus
11 1.0k 17 England
10 Sep 2018 10:32AM
Thanks for the warning John, I shall not go out dressed like that again,

Ken SmileSmileSmile
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
10 Sep 2018 11:23AM
Excellent street photography John
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2018 12:12PM
In this day and age, you are so right!
10 Sep 2018 1:14PM
A splendid opportune image to highlight the risks in todays society.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2018 1:21PM
Looking cool can be costly. In more ways than one John.
nonur Plus
10 18 13 Turkey
10 Sep 2018 1:39PM

Quote:Many people seem unaware about how easily they can be dispossessed. A valuable comment and imageGrinGrinGrinGrin
I agree, John.
10 Sep 2018 3:39PM
This is a common sight holding a phone , when the phone size is too big for pockets
She is inviting crime holding purse & phone I agree with you, John
Great candid image
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2018 6:57PM
I will never, ever blame the victim. People should be able to walk freely carrying whatever they choose without being mugged. And when it comes to sexual assault I will quote my late father,

"A woman should be able to walk down the street naked and still not be raped."

Excellent candid photo though.
10 Sep 2018 7:03PM
I agree with you whole heartedly Lynne but sadly...
capto Plus
7 5.8k 12 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2018 10:19PM
It can be a harsh world, I hope she stays safe.Smile
IreneClarke Plus
4 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2018 6:42AM
My advice always take precautions to make yourself less of a target. I remember a youth trying to steal my elderly mum's handbag in Blackpool - her friend hit him with her shopping bag which happened to have a heavy ornament in it which she had just purchased - he didn't get the handbag ran off defeated and hopefully with his bravado deflated.
11 Sep 2018 6:45AM
Brilliant Irene, and I hope her ornament wasn't damaged in her attack.😊
Fefe Plus
7 33 31 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2018 3:45PM
Of course she should be able to carry her purse and phone like that if she wants to.............unfortunately the world has gone stark raving mad and its getting worse everyday!
Phones in back pockets of jeans are just as daftTongue
dimalexa 2 2 Greece
12 Sep 2018 9:03AM
It is not justifiable today to have people unaware of the dangers they face in our every step. It is naive, and it usually costs more than a smart phone and a wallet.
Very well seen your "victim" and excellently photographed, John!
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2018 11:16PM
Well observed... Sadly this days we have to be more careful...
Isabel GrinGrin

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