Pick-Pocket Caught Red-Handed at the Great Pyramids

Pick-Pocket Caught Red-Handed at the Great Pyramids

We’ve all heard stories about crafty pick-pockets operating at popular tourist traps. As an ancient wonder of the world, Egypt’s Great Pyramids of Giza attract millions of visitors every year, inadvertently creating a feasting ground for sketchy touts and creative pick-pockets.

As I pulled out my camera to take a photo of the iconic Sphinx and Pyramids, I was distracted by the abrasive child that was shouting at me, looking for a cash handout. I quickly refused and brushed him off, foolishly thinking we were finished.

The persistent boy circled around me and started to walk away – or so I thought.

Nicole was in the distance, also taking a photo. Her photographic vision was different than mine. She was going for the ‘child begging Cameron for money at the Pyramids’ rather than focusing solely on the famous landmarks.

Incredibly, at the EXACT moment she pushed the button he would attempt to steal my wallet.

He was unsuccessful. Actually, he was very bad at his craft and gave himself away before reaching anything of value. If you look closely at his hand, he brushes up to my wallet, which is located in my right cargo pocket. It has become a priceless photo that truly speaks a thousand words!

Although, this is still our favourite photo from the Great Pyramids of Giza.


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Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.