Pickpocketing on the rise in busy tourist areas of San Francisco 

An increase in pickpocketing in some of The City’s busiest tourist destinations is forcing the police to warn visitors and residents to hold on to their wallets.

According to San Francisco police, nearly six tourists filed police reports Thursday after their wallets got taken from their pockets.

The thieves were targeting populated areas along Fisherman's Wharf and even in the historic F-Market streetcar line, police said. Previous reports complained of thefts from the 30-Stockton and the 45-Union/Stockton, according to police.

Police said the pickpocketers are also using cards immediately, before victims even know the wallet is gone.


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