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Thanks for the memories  July 26, 2012

Watch a thief steal a smartphone

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.

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Covertly filmed on a train in Budapest, Hungary, this video shows one way that thieves can make off with your gadgets.

You'd have to be bold to pull a move like this. This snatch-and-run was filmed on a train in Hungary — by two girls who thought that he looked like he was about to fall asleep on his feet, and thought it would be funny to capture it for posterity.

What they caught, though, was not sleepy at all.

Once you know his intent, it's easy to read it on his face as he watches the woman with the phone and keeps glancing around at his surroundings.

The story has a happy ending, though: thanks to this video, the thief was identified and caught — unlike the villain who stole an iPhone from a 20-month-old baby. No word on whether this woman got her phone back, though.


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