Commuters and other rail users can beat the pickpockets by learning their tricks.
British Transport Police officers have put together a series of online videos showing the 13 most common tactics that thieves use.
Detective Inspector Chris Neeson said: “By showing the tactics thieves have used, we hope passengers will become more aware of their surroundings, more protective over their belongings and more knowledgeable on how to best spot thieves in action.”
The tricks shown have all been reported by victims travelling in Bedfordshire.
You can view the videos at www.btp.police.uk/theft