She liked crowds. Better yet, she liked distracted crowds. She especially liked distracted tourist crowds. Tourists tend to carry their passports on them. Easy pickings.

Phase 1 of the exercise was simple. Ten passports in fifteen minutes. A breeze.

Phase 2, was the challenge. Return the passports. Well, kind of! You might think that would defeat the entire purpose of lifting. But it was not about the spoils. It was about the thrill.

When all ten people landed up at the police station, in possession of each others’ passports, wouldn’t that be fun. Keep the cops on their toes.

Hey, even a retired thief needs to have some entertainment.


In response to the Friday Fictioneers challenge of 8 June, based on a photo by Roger Bultot

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