Everett police warn of pickpocketing ring, with victims reporting being ‘bumped’
EVERETT, Wash. — Police are warning Everett residents about a string of pick-pocketing thefts, saying victims report being “bumped” into or distracted, only to find their wallet missing later.
Police issued a crime trend alert Friday. They reminded residents that not all criminals appear as “sleezy people lurking around.”
To avoid pickpockets, police suggest keeping valuables in front pockets, not leaving a purse unattended and to cover up electronics. They also said to take “only what you need” when out and about.
In December, police busted a Kirkland crime ring that was tied to hundreds of victims.