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Coffee Cup Scam:
The standard snatch and grab scam in European airports is the coffee cup scam.
Two people will carry this out: One walks up to, or close to, the target with a cup of coffee. He then spills it on the target, causing them to put down their bag(s) to wipe themselves off. The second comes up from behind and snatches the bag put down. Often the coffee spiller will help the target contact security to throw them off the scent.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|