Astonishing footage posted to Facebook in Brazil shows how tourists are robbed in Rio de Janeiro at the 2016 Olympics. In the footage, a grown woman strides towards a pedestrian and flings her arm out in an attempt to steal her bag.
In another instance, a young boy hangs behind a man holding cash in his hand. Without one swift move, he grabs the cash and makes a run for it.This is how petty thieves in Rio de Janeiro make their living. Day by day, innocent victim after innocent victim. Handbag by handbag, cash is ripe for the steal.
Thieves Targeting Tourists At Rio
Footage posted to Facebook has shown just how brazen Rio de Janeiro’s thieves really are, and with the Olympics in full swing, robbery is in peak season.
They reportedly snatch earphones, cash, handbags, backpacks, iPhones and jewellery.
They make no eye contact, sometimes they ride bikes, sometimes they run, sometimes they even attack.