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Topic: Stealing finger rings
Message: Posted by: Bondy (Apr 19, 2011 10:21PM)
Hey all, I wanted to know if you guys had any methods of removing a spectators finger ring without them realizing it. I can't seem to workout a way of doing it.
Message: Posted by: parmenion (Apr 21, 2011 01:40AM)
Yes, I have one and I think others professional pickpocket has the same one.
The method is logical.
Message: Posted by: Bondy (Apr 21, 2011 10:57PM)
I try twisting the ring off but they always tend to get stuck, is there a good recourse for ring steals
Message: Posted by: jlevey (Apr 22, 2011 07:39PM)
Butter-up your Mark's digit first! ;)
Message: Posted by: Bondy (Apr 24, 2011 05:30PM)
Funny, but it's a serious question.
Message: Posted by: jlevey (Apr 24, 2011 10:27PM)
Sorry about that Bondy. You are right. A serious question like yours deserves a serious, more thoughtful reply. Please accept my sincere aplogies.

Below is about the best that I have to offer on the subject. Others out there will likely have their tips and advice to offer in an effort to help.

Frankly, rather than struggle to get the ring off the spectator's finger, I prefer to coax the spectator into taking their finger ring off for me to examine (with a jeweler's Lupe) , then I move into a vanish and a half put pocket from a nearby spectator's inside jacket. As I withdraw the ring from the pocket, I secretly pull out what is inside (ie. a wallet, eyeglasses, etc.), and once I return the ring safely to its delighted owner, I pull the aforementioned object (ie. a wallet) from the inside coat of another nearby spectator, and on and on and on... as long as I like. Lots of fun and excitement and cause for amazement --but , I realize, not quite the information you are searching for. Still, hopefully, some of my ideas and very physical methods executed in a humorous, good-natured style of a gentleman thief, may prove of some value to those looking to do some sort of pickpocketing related work with finger rings.

Good luck and best wishes! :)

Message: Posted by: Bondy (Apr 25, 2011 02:29AM)
Thanks for the idea, it'll be a great subsitute until I can figure out an actaul unoticed steal. Thank you very much :)
Message: Posted by: jlevey (Apr 25, 2011 09:58AM)
Glad you found this helpful Bondy. Good luck with these ideas. Have fun with them. In the meantime, hope you find what you're searching for in terms of finding ways to lift finger rings without the person knowing. Perhaps Dominique could offer some insights, tips and advice on this subject. He has recently joined the Café and is likely one one the most accomplished pickpockets amongst us.

If he does not spot and contribute to this thread, consider sending him a PM.

Message: Posted by: Bondy (Apr 25, 2011 11:55PM)
Thank you I had no idea Dominique has joined :)
Message: Posted by: jlevey (Apr 26, 2011 12:08AM)
Incredible as it seems, it is true. And he seems very disposed to wards helping serious newcomers to the filed. Sadly, no seems to have given him the warm and appreciative welcome that he so deserves.

--Unless, it is another up-and-coming pickpocket with the same Stage name and the legendary and truly incredible Dominique!