SLR lens-thieves steal pricey optics from around your neck

This video from the BBC's "The Real Hustle" show a re-enactment of what is purportedly a real con whereby a fingersmith pretending to be a tourist approaches a mark with a large-lensed SLR around his neck and asks for directions, brandishing a map. While they pore over the map together -- and under its cover -- the crook unscrews the lens and spirits it away.

(via Consumerist)