A day in the life of a pickpocket

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A day in the life of a pickpocket

Post by Araror » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:29 am

Timelined for January 23rd

Tyrone didn't like mornings, however, that was the best time to catch the subway; the early morning commuters were in a hurry and not paying as much attention. He looked around his one bedroom apartment, the single low wattage light bulb wasn't helping him much to find his sunglasses amongst the piles of clothes and fast food boxes strewn across the floor, however, he needed to find them; people get a bit freaked out if they saw his eyes when they were white.

After searching through the detritus for around 10 minutes he finally found them, in the same pile as last night's Chinese food and covered in a sticky unidentifiable substance. After cleaning them in the sink in the corner of the room (which apparently qualified this apartment as having en-suite washing facilities) he resolved to be more careful with them in the future.

As he put his sunglasses and trench coat on Tyrone, simultaneously reached for the darkness summoning some of it into his body, his eyes turned white and his hair receded. Being quite vain, he didn't like the hair loss so a hat had to accompany the outfit as well.

Opening a portal, he stepped through into the darkness, once inside he was able to fly through what, to other people (and indeed himself without the white eyes), would have been an impenetrable blackness. He travelled north to the nearest subway station on the red line and created another portal appearing in an unoccupied area.

Tyrone made his way through the station towards the north bound line into the city, as he did so he bumped into those people who were wearing suits or designer clothes and placed tiny portals around their wallets, phones or other valuable items. Reaching the platform just as a train arrived, he stood by the doors as they opened and proceeded to pick pocket the passengers coming off. Once the way was clear, Tyrone stepped onto the train and looked up and down the carriage for likely targets. Spotting no one obvious, he maintained his position by the door, waiting for the next set of oncoming passengers.

A while later, the train having reached the city centre and started moving out of the city towards Cambridge, Tyrone left the train and headed towards the station toilets. Once there he created another portal entering the darkness once more.

This time he arrived in the centre of a nearby park, as he stepped through there was a clatter caused by the items he had 'liberated' dropping onto the pebbly ground. Quickly sorting through the items he had found, Tyrone removed the sim cards and batteries from the phones, took the money from the wallets and kept other fencable items. Then, after disposing of the sim cards and other junk in a nearby trash can (he was nothing if not tidy), Tyrone stepped back through the portal to travel home.

Nearly 2500 dollars and probably another 500 once this lot is fenced, not bad for a morning, at least I can put my feet up for a week or two now.

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Re: A day in the life of a pickpocket

Post by Slarti » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:34 am

He does have a handy mutation for his career path there XD

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Re: A day in the life of a pickpocket

Post by steyn » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:15 pm

....That's more than what I make in two or even three months!

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Re: A day in the life of a pickpocket

Post by Araror » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:46 am

You're obviously not a very skilled pickpocket then.

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Re: A day in the life of a pickpocket

Post by steyn » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:40 am

No.... no I'm not.

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