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1. Posted by MartinH (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

I've been in Rome 3 days as part of my year away and I got robbed today on the metro! Doh! :(

Learnt some lessons that I really should of realised today, goddamn it.

I've used metro and tube systems in London for years but today I must of stuck out like a tourist and some how I had my wallet lifted.

Take Care!!


2. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Where did you have your wallet? Back pocket?

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Sorry to hear that Martin - rotten luck!

Rome is full of pickpockets. They seem to be watching you from every corner. Public transport seems to be where ppl get robbed most frequently. You really do need eyes in the back of your head.

It's a horrible feeling. I've gotten so paranoid about my wallet now that I sometimes think Ive been robbed even when I haven't.

I hope you didnt lose too much! Credit cards are easy to replace. ;)

Bet the rest of your trip is obstacle free.

4. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 11y

Whoa, bad luck there, Martin. I'd bet that samsara is right...more troubles for the rest of your trip.
Hopefully, the thieves got the minty condoms and will suffer for their act.

Good luck the rest of the way!!!

5. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

bloody hell not a good start mate

6. Posted by MartinH (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

velcro pocket on my shorts, thinking back to it I should of seen it coming, a woman with a baby for distraction and causing a problem for everyone to be distracted and yoink. As soon as I got off the train I felt it was gone :/

Lloyds bank are being good and arranging for VISA services to get me some emergency funds, Nationwide are >cough<ing useless though, good for the account side of things but they only offer emergency services to gold card customers

It´s down to poor judgement on my part for leaving my wallet in that pocket, but it´s sods law that says when you do, off it goes!

Oh and yes, they´ll of got a flavoured condom, lol, i´d forgotten about that which makes me chuckle :)

Have moved on from the angry to the bemused mood now, c´est la vie seems to be the description of my mood right now :)

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Also sorry to hear of your woe, Martin!!! But, you can hope it WAS the MINTY one(s) they got.

Glad that one of the companies is being helpful for you. It's hard learning a lesson that way but the rest of your trip will be trouble free - which is what beerman was really saying (just forgot to type the "no" in there ;) ).

Bemused is good - anger will not do anything to make it better. Enjoy the rest of your trip and here's a beer to take your mind off it all.

8. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

That is bad luck! But like Ev mentions, probably only good things from now on!!!!