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Old 19.10.2009, 13:16
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Re: Thieves on trains ... in Switzerland !

As a very honest police sergeant back in the UK once commented to me,
"There's no such thing as crime prevention; all you can do is make
yourself a less attractive target than other potential targets."
Sad, but true.
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Old 19.10.2009, 13:19
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Hey, careful now!!! Nothing wrong with owning a Masser (especially the cabrios); the Italian styling is spot on...


Lambo's are better

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Old 19.10.2009, 14:43
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Nah, it's mostly Russians. It's how they manage to afford Massers.
Truth hurts. It's always certain nationalities that are overepresented. Wether or not it's polite to aknowledge that is entirely different matter.

Burglaries in Vaud/Geneva are domains of Georgians (p.s. 90% of ALL professional criminals in Russia "thieves in law" are Georgian).
There was a huge gang busted recently.
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Lambo's are better

Lambos? Overpriced Audis.
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Old 19.10.2009, 14:53
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90% of ALL professional criminals in Russia "thieves in law" are Georgian
They must be filling the void left by all the russian gangstas who are to be found in Canada. The worst kid of gangsta, as like many russians, they have no value for life so have no problem killing innocent bystanders.

[Sorry I have been quiet long enough, and dont like to make statements on ethnic groups, but one reaches a limit.]

Is the reason you're so desperate for CH citizenship despite desping this nice land cuz you're father is a gangsta booted out of Canada? (You're obviously not one.)
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Old 19.10.2009, 14:57
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They must be filling the void left by all the russian gangstas who are to be found in Canada. The worst kid of gangsta, as like many russians, they have no value for life so have no problem killing innocent bystanders.

[Sorry I have been quiet long enough, and dont like to make statements on ethnic groups, but one reaches a limit.]

Is the reason you're so desperate for CH citizenship despite desping this nice land cuz you're father is a gangsta booted out of Canada? (You're obviously not one.)
A lot of "Russian" gangsters are not even Russian, but Russian speaking, like Chechens, Kazakhs etc. A lot of "Russian" mafia abroad are Russian Jews with Israeli passports. They used to control all the Ecstasy smuggling to North America.

Killing bystanders? Haven't heard about too many bystanders getting hurt in Canada, unless by biker gangs.
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Old 19.10.2009, 14:58
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A lot of "Russian" gangsters are not even Russian, but Russian speaking, like Chechens, Kazakhs etc. A lot of "Russian" mafia abroad are Russian Jews with Israeli passports. They used to control all the Ecstasy smuggling to North America.

Killing bystanders? Haven't heard about too many bystanders getting hurt in Canada, unless by biker gangs.
You seem to know an awful lot about the origins of criminals

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Re: Thieves on trains ... in Switzerland !

another place for juicy pickings is terryhall on the nighttrain - late night + alcohol = perfect victim.

Crime does happen here - it's just not reported so often in the news sources.

And right now is a prime time for your place to be turned over....as the days get shorter, the burglars get bolder.
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Old 19.10.2009, 15:04
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another place for juicy pickings is terryhall on the nighttrain - late night + alcohol = perfect victim.
thanks for the tip; maybe i'll finally make that trip to zug after all; he was whining about it just the other day
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Old 19.10.2009, 15:09
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It's mostly Albanians or Gypsies who are into that. Some Kosovars tried to steal my G-parents lagguage at the Zurich airport trainstation. We cought them literally by the hand, but the airport personnel refused to get involved... probably because they looked just like the perps themselves.

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Old 19.10.2009, 15:11
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Re: Thieves on trains ... in Switzerland !

The best is never let your guard down, no matter how happy yodelly safe the surrounding seems. So I never leave my stuff unattended, never carry a wallet in my back pocket or carry an open purse. Maybe it is a chick thing, if I was a big dude I wouldn't be so careful, probably.

Prague is the worst, the pickpockets are so skilled BBC made a documentary about them a while ago. They cut things out of your back pockets with a razor blade without you knowing anything, they know how to slit your purse open while you wear in under your arm.

If you sleep, sit on your belongings or wear your jacket, buttoned, all pockets closed. When I carry my bass around pickpockets never bugg me, I guess they are afraid of being whacked
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Old 19.10.2009, 15:14
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also watch out for Russian attention-whores...
I corrected that for you. On behalf of my fellow Canadians.
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You seem to know an aeful lot about the origins of criminals
In Russia they keep statistics on those things.
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another place for juicy pickings is terryhall on the nighttrain - late night + alcohol = perfect victim.

Crime does happen here - it's just not reported so often in the news sources.

And right now is a prime time for your place to be turned over....as the days get shorter, the burglars get bolder.
When my frind went to report a robbery, the cops went out of their way to discourage him.
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Old 19.10.2009, 15:45
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Re: Thieves on trains ... in Switzerland !

I think the best thing (as mentioned by a previous poster) is to keep your guard up. I fell asleep and woke up only to find that someone had taken out all of my foreign currency out of my wallet. At the time I had pounds, dollars, euros, and swiss francs with me. On top of that, I was unsure if they had taken my credit card number since my card was out of the slot in which I normally place it. Therefore, I cancelled my credit card and got a new one also (just in case). It was a bit disheartening at the time because I could not understand why someone would want to steal from someone else. I still cannot figure out why, maybe because Im naive.
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Old 19.10.2009, 15:51
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I know exactly what you mean.








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Old 19.10.2009, 16:00
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It was a bit disheartening at the time because I could not understand why someone would want to steal from someone else. I still cannot figure out why, maybe because Im naive.
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Profit_motive

Sorry to hear your stuff got stolen.
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Old 19.10.2009, 16:11
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Re: Thieves on trains ... in Switzerland !

I was almost pickpocketed (from my backpack) in Bern.
Two guys walking in front of me, one talking loudly on the phone---but I noticed he wasn't having a real conversation--strange comments.
Then suddenly his buddy suddenly changes direction and leaves---with out a word or a goodbye or something.

Next thing I feel a slight tugging on my backpack (like somebuddy pulling a prank back in junior high days), and the dude is right behind me, and an old rail pass is half way pulled out a partially open zipper.

I gave him a pretty good earful, but I was quite in shock, shoulda followed up.

Crime is surprisingly low here, but common sense should always be followed.
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Old 19.10.2009, 16:19
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Re: Thieves on trains ... in Switzerland !

I'm glad you didn't follow up. I caught a guy with his hand in my handbag, I just remember instinctively feeling something was wrong and slammed my relaxed elbow close to my body and bag.

The guy was extremely aggressive and in my face, as I'd yelled a bit too. The word that comes to mind is feral,his hateful face really scared me but luckily he took off.

I don't recommend being a hero, these people have a lot more to lose than replaceable material things.
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Old 19.10.2009, 16:27
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I'm glad you didn't follow up. I caught a guy with his hand in my handbag, I just remember instinctively feeling something was wrong and slammed my relaxed elbow close to my body and bag.

The guy was extremely aggressive and in my face, as I'd yelled a bit too. The word that comes to mind is feral,his hateful face really scared me but luckily he took off.

I don't recommend being a hero, these people have a lot more to lose than replaceable material things.
I was once robbed and the guy who "kindly" asked for my purse kept yelling at me and calling me names...I felt pathetic, I just gave him my bag and he still yelled at me...did I mention that he was holding a piece of glass to my neck? This was in Peru though...Being a hero is not an option
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