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Old 16.08.2015, 16:35
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Re: Thieves and Lausanne Train Station

Thanks Vuachère for sharing your incident, and for the videos.
Thanks to those I paid more attention while on the metro line the other day and was able to avoid a woman to get robbed.

This happened in the M2 line. I saw 3 guys looking suspiciously to people, so I decided to be aware of them. At one point the 3 of them got up and were standing up next to a woman. While 2 of them were covering, another one started to touch the bottom part of her backpack, and immediately started opening the zip and put his hand in.
After I saw it, i went to them and was able to stop it.

They left immediately in the next stop, Lausanne-Flon. They looked eastern-europeans, 2 of them quite tall. I gave their description to the police in Lausanne Gare.

I hope that this will help others to be more aware when travelling on public transport.
It's amazing the amount of people that get into the train, only checking their phones, and not paying attention to their belongings. That's the type of people they target.
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Old 18.08.2015, 11:51
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Re: Thieves and Lausanne Train Station

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Finally looked around today (have been avoiding the station ) and found quite a few (old) CCTVs on platform 1, as well as a big round one on the underground passage. Couldn't spot any on the other platforms (will check again), but a more noticeable police presence on the platforms.
Edit: Found out this morning that there are cameras on the platform where this happened. Small, round (and inconspicuous) modern ones, as well as the older types. However, these are perched quite high up - and you'll spot it if you really look for it.

CCTV doesn't help the individual that's been stolen from.
Wouldn't this allow them to find/identify the perpetrators and track their movements? I am yet to get any followup calls from the police though...
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Re: Thieves and Lausanne Train Station

Witnessed a theft on train some time back..backpack picked up and guys melted into crowd.. Managed to take photographs of these two guys few days later and also handed over the photographs to police.. Still see them on regular basis between More and Lausanne.. As I take Geneva - Lausanne train everyday- have seen one if the fellas boarding train in More and normally its the 18:33 train from Geneva. I cant post picture of the guys here as I don't have the photograph while they were stealing!! Just a caution be careful when you put your bags on overhead rack.. Sadly inspire of giving photographs to police I see one if the guys regularly in train.
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Re: Thieves and Lausanne Train Station

I have noticed an increased amount of problems in the Lausanne area with thefts and crime problems. I only lived here for 2 years but can definitely tell a difference.
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