June 29th 2014 12:30:26 AM
We saw April’s, and here was last month’s:
The U.S. Embassy in Pristina recommends that U.S. Citizens in Kosovo maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. Local police have recently informed the Embassy of a noticeable increase in the level of street crime in Pristina, including incidents of purse snatching and theft of smartphones.
…Some preventative measures you can take to reduce your exposure to the risk of crime are:
Travel in pairs, where possible.
Walk in well-lit areas or areas with significant foot traffic; avoid dark, isolated areas such as stairwells and side streets.
While walking, look around and be familiar with who is around you. Muggers target individuals who are distracted or who they can easily approach.
Keep your money or wallet in a front pocket.
Keep cell phones/ smart phones in your pocket or purse. Do not walk and talk or send SMS messages, this reduces your situational awareness.
Do not leave phones, cameras, etc. on the table at a café or restaurant and do not hang your handbag/backpack on the back of your chair.
Carry handbags/backpacks in a secure manner to prevent grab-and-run type thefts.
Always be alert and pay attention to your surroundings.
Never be Serb.