Beware Pickpockets lateral thinking puzzle

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A pickpocket, before starting his work, places a sign board in front of a shop which reads “Beware Pickpockets!”.

Why does he do that?

SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 13th July 2017 in

People passing by will think that it will be difficult for pickpockets to operate near the shop due to the awareness caused by the board. So they will let their guard down. A psychologically advanced move in which the pickpocket makes people believe that their belongings are safe until the pickpocket strikes.

mangaldovah Curious Answered on 28th July 2017.

the answer below is the correct one

on 1st March 2019.

Another possibility is that a person reading the board will check his belongings thereby exposing his belongings to the nearby pickpocket making it easier for him to pick the pocket. XD

mangaldovah Curious Answered on 28th July 2017.

on 1st March 2019.

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