Now you see it, now you don’t!
If you've even been pickpocketed, you know that sinking feeling you get when realizing something you just had with you moments ago has somehow vanished...as if by magic.
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So this week police in Birmingham, England, decided to recruit a group of magicians to help spread awareness about pickpockets.
Using traditional "sleight of hand" and distraction techniques, the magicians managed to swipe bags and other items from unsuspecting civilians.
Don't worry! They gave them all back.
They also were able to sneakily drop special cards into people's pockets, giving them advice on how to stay vigilant.