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Boys on motorbike snatch womans bag

Post by DJKeefy » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:42 am

I know this as been happening in the past, but since there is very little in the way of police on the streets of Luxor at the moment it seems to be happening more frequent now.

The other day another woman had her bag snatched from 2 lads on a motorbike, she lost all her credit cards, money, phone etc.

I would suggest that if your walking around Luxor try to keep on the pavements as far from the curb as you can, also carry and hold onto your bag so its not facing the roadside.


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Re: Boys on motorbike snatch womans bag

Post by FABlux » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:14 pm

DJKeefy wrote:I would suggest that if your walking around Luxor try to keep on the pavements as far from the curb as you can, also carry and hold onto your bag so its not facing the roadside.
Good advice for anywhere in the world Keefy :) Maybe something you tend to forget in Luxor though, because this sort of thing is so rare :oops:

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Post by DJKeefy » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:29 pm

It was rare in Luxor, but its now happening often :(
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Re: Boys on motorbike snatch womans bag

Post by Oscar » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:53 pm

FABlux wrote:
DJKeefy wrote:I would suggest that if your walking around Luxor try to keep on the pavements as far from the curb as you can, also carry and hold onto your bag so its not facing the roadside.
Good advice for anywhere in the world Keefy :) Maybe something you tend to forget in Luxor though, because this sort of thing is so rare :oops:

I don't know how you can say it is so rare, this has been happening for year's maybe you are new in Luxor or not realised the scam's and thefts that have been happening. I personally know to at least 4 bags that have been snatched in the past few week's and of course it doesn't help without police around, maybe this is why there are more bag's being snatched at the moment and of course due to a lot of people without work. For a small city as Luxor the percentage is quite high, I really feel that we are not as safe as we used to be here as some people keep stating on the forum, maybe they don't go out much.

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Post by Oscar » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:57 pm

Just to prove my point, as I posted this it came up with SIMILAR TOPICS and this is from 2007/2008

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Post by Who2 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:59 pm

Well if they started shoving all those sticks they carry around through the spokes of it's wheels it would drastically cut that crime. Here on the West Bank everyone and their mother would know the culprits within 5 minutes..........8)
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Post by Oscar » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:02 pm

Good idea Who 2

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Post by Glyphdoctor » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:21 am

It happens in Cairo too. It happened to a friend on Pyramids Road last year and it happened to my boss a couple months ago (before the revolution), although her very tall son was able to run after and apprehend one of the perpetrators. I always keep my purse away from the street side.

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Post by LovelyLadyLux » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:10 am

Signs and symptoms of a society under stress, starting to fracture.

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Post by Mad Dilys » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:06 am

Well, since it has been common in the UK to my certain knowledge for 50 years and fairly uncommon in Egypt for the last 20 years, do we draw a different conclusion? Say that the UK is a very fractured society? Or what? 8)

In my opinion there are always chancers, regarding handbag snatches - some even do it for "fun".

I've never had my bag snatched, had it assessed a few times. Once I was in a theatre queue in London and I caught a lad looking a bit too keenly at how I was holding it. (I always loop the handle round my wrist) He caught my eye and had the cheek to smile and shrug his shoulders.

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Post by TonyC » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:32 am

Beautifully put into perspective, MD! "Signs and symptoms of a society under stress, starting to fracture" is rather going over the top – the rest of the world is in a dreadful state, then. I'm all for alerting potential victims, but surely commonsense would put them out of harm's way in the first place?

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Post by DJKeefy » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:54 am

I dont think we need to compare the handbag snatchers to the UK or anywhere else, its not about this happens more here or there, everyone knows it happens everywhere in the world, its just a warning to be careful and watch your bag.
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Post by Mad Dilys » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:24 am

Exactly Keefy! :)
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Post by Glyphdoctor » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:35 am

Agreed.

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Post by Who2 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:47 pm

It's like moaning about Somalian Pirates, stop moaning and do something about it, agent provocateur, entice them, then blow them out of the water, same tactics apply to hand bag thieves, but really I think people just love to moan rather than take action.......8)
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Post by redsaffy » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:00 pm

Oh Dr you have just reminded me of a perfume that I wanted to get !! ;):lol:
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Post by DJKeefy » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:47 pm

Who2 wrote:It's like moaning about Somalian Pirates, stop moaning and do something about it, agent provocateur, entice them, then blow them out of the water, same tactics apply to hand bag thieves, but really I think people just love to moan rather than take action.......8)
Oh come of it DR. of course people will moan if they are the target of theft, im sure you would, but to tell people to do something about it like attack them is sheer stupidness, they might get a slash from a knife or something, the best solution is awareness of what is happening so you can protect yourself from been the next target.

Somalian Pirates :lol: stay away from the danger zones.... (ie the waters they patrol in - take the long route)

Motorbike bag snatchers: :x stay away from the danger zones.... (ie keep of the road, keep hold of your bag or put the strap over your head and keep it facing away from the roadside)

Love your comparison of motorbike bag snatchers to somalian pirates, not much difference hey.... :roll:
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Post by LovelyLadyLux » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:50 am

Tsk tsk MD and TC - you're saying Egypt is NOT under stress and do you really think this society is NOT about to possibly fracture? I'm making no reference to London or any other society at all - just Egypt.....it IS a society under stress from many factions and it very well could fracture.

Increased crime is a sign and symptom of this..........

If you want to extrapolate to other societies I would propose that ANY big urban centre now and in the recent past that has been touched by world economics is 'under stress' and has the potential to fracture.......I hardly see urban life in the bigger cities of the UK as being "safe, sound, and whole" and 'yea' I do see these places as being on the verge of fracture as well.......

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Post by Mad Dilys » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:34 pm

I didn't say that Egypt was not under stress, of course it is - name me a place that isn't.

What I was saying is that handbag snatching CAN be something else, a competition, a right of passage, a dare by bored youngsters full of testosterone as well as by an opportunist thief.

Egypt is at the moment in a fragile state, needs to be handled with great care and sensitivity.

The recent events are like a huge rock thrown in a still pool, it will take time for the ripples to come to rest, but Inshallah they will and the huge rock will nestle in the depths of the water for ever - no point in trying to extract it, but it will none the less increase the depth of the water in places. 8)
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Post by TonyC » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:03 pm

Mad Dilys wrote:I didn't say that Egypt was not under stress, of course it is - name me a place that isn't.
I agree – and Egypt has been under stress for years! What is this "society" that's (possibly) going to fracture? Is it similar to the "broken Britain" that Mr Cameron and Co promised to "fix" before the last election?.

I don't trust "extrapolation" – "to infer (something) by using but not strictly deducing from known facts", as the dictionary has it. Just a method to come up with what somebody wants then! Try as I might, I cannot relate a report or two about bag-snatching in Luxor to the big issue of a society on the point of fracture.

By the way, just when did crime-free Utopian societies exist?

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