Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Port Chat > Europe Port Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2007, 09:29 PM
Lil' Lori's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 737
Just a friendly reminder. My friend was in Italy for 10 nights 3 weeks ago. Her first night in Rome, her and her friends were eating at a restaurant. She had her purse on the floor down by her feet. Thinking it was safe. It was stolen, the whole purse. Even with all those people at her table. Her passport, $$$, and everything else were gone. She got a replacement passport at the US embassy. My mom and I were in Milan 20 years ago, and I caught them in my moms purse as we were walking. It was the old distraction-newspaper in the face technique. Anyways, everyone please be mindful. You can never be too careful. Don't use the "it won't happen to me" method. We all know that doesn't work. Last year in south america, I had a great black, velcro pouch that was a "leg bag". It was meant to strap around your leg. I got it at REI. I wore it under my pants, no one knew. Be careful Lil' Lori

Read and post cruise reviews
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-21-2007, 06:33 AM
Dave's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 18,001
Pickpockets and purse thieves are very prevalent in Italy. I remember a fellow sailor getting his wallet stolen by two guys on a Vespa. One guy got off the scooter and started walking down the sidewalk while the scooter driver pulled down a ways and waited. My friend had his wallet in the back pocket. In a flash the wallet was lifted, the thief was on the scooter and they were gone into the Naples traffic.
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-22-2007, 08:33 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 3
A chap on a Vespa attempted to steal my bag in Rome when the bag was across my body. He didn't get the bag. I would have been better off if he had as I ended up being dragged along behing the Vespa on a cobbled street for a while until he gave up. I ended up with a fracture to a (small) bone in my pelvis and was off work for 6 weeks. Fortunately it was the last night of our holiday. There was hardly anything in the bag. I now try not to take a bag in tourist areas. I have been back to Rome since then. I also had a bag stolen in England from below my chair in a cafe (not in a big city). Fortunately my purse and keys were not it the bag, only books and phone. I now can't stop myself from telling strangers to zip their bags etc as it can happen anywhere.
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-22-2007, 09:07 AM
Svein's Avatar  
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tonsberg, Norway
Posts: 550
Be careful all along the mediterranian. My parents got roobed in spain, and avoided an attempt in southern france. They are getting more and more clever with new "tricks" every year.

Read and post cruise reviews
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-30-2007, 03:50 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: ITALIA
Posts: 166
Lil' Lori, that's what I do too.

We toured Naples with only a few euros well hidden in my underwear pocket; no cameras, no phones.

The first person we met in town just out of Molo Beverello was a guy riding slowly on a Vespa who showed us a videocamera for sale. As I turned my head on the other side and didn't reply at all, he went away bawling out curses.
Do not be familiar to these people.
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2007, 11:41 AM
Jill SC's Avatar  
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 336
Just returned from our cruise. on the train back to the port from Rome, one couple had their backpack stolen. First mistake, they put in on tope in the luggage rack. The thief was sitting in the seat in front of them. At one stop he got up, as passengers were getting on the train. He dropped a couple of coins on the floor. While everyone looked at that, he grabbed the backpack and got off the train. The couple noticed almost right away, but were too late to get off the train before it started up again.

Need some cruise help?
Closed Thread

back, bag, bags, big, buy, italy, purse, report, rom, rome, stealing, stolen, vespa, wallet, walletin

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Our laptop was stolen dcholakian Princess Cruises 20 11-02-2010 08:52 AM
We (along with everyone else it seems) were stolen from Sharlene Celebrity Cruises 16 01-27-2007 11:02 AM
Transport Rome/Citivecchia/Rome airport kiwiwim Embarkation Ports, Hotels, and Transfers 7 06-26-2006 04:19 PM
Anything ever stolen from staterooms?? Lil' Lori General Cruise Chat 12 06-28-2004 04:55 PM
Waterproof purse? mariberi General Cruise Chat 6 04-30-2003 06:23 AM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:49 PM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2