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In his hilarious exposé performance Bob Arno blends comedy with reality. His spectacular show of classic thievery reveals the sly tricks of real-world pickpockets. A few minutes of exclusive video showing actual street thieves informs,...

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Bob Arno's Biography

In his hilarious exposé performance Bob Arno blends comedy with reality. His spectacular show of classic thievery reveals the sly tricks of real-world pickpockets.
A few minutes of exclusive video showing actual street thieves informs, amazes, and preludes Bob's surprising take on how it really happens—with a comedy twist. There’s nothing like it.
International Street-Crime and Anti-Theft Consultant; Bob Arno gives comedic Lessons from THE STEAL BUSINESS. Tactical observation skills lifted from the street are useful in the boardroom and business lunch.
With presentations peppered with humour and anecdotes, Bob Arno is a globally recognized criminologist and comedian, and is co-author of Travel Advisory: How to Avoid Thefts, Cons, and Street Scams.
Bob Arno has appeared on Ripley’s Believe it or Not, HBO’s Just for Laughs, Letterman and more.
Bob Arno is a leading international provider of theft risk management solutions for business and leisure travellers. He also teaches awareness and the importance of observation skills as a strategy to gain the competitive advantage in business relationships.
Arno’s expertise is derived from 35 years of research, including extensive interviews with security and police forces around the world, as well as with criminals and victims. His knowledge of the latest worldwide trends in street crime covers not only pickpocketing, but also many other forms of rip-off. For example: Italian bait-and-switch cons; Bangkok jewelry scams; Hong Kong credit card counterfeiters with worldwide nodes; East European train muggers; Russian short-change artists; roving Pakistani and Filipino pickpocket gangs working the Far East, and the sophisticated Colombian pickpocket gangs who tour American airports; to mention a few of the crimes very much on the increase.
Lively and engaging, this charismatic speaker leaves his audiences smarter, with real-world information they can actually use. He turns travel concerns into travel confidence.

Speaking Topics Include

Is your competition picking your pocket?
Gain the competitive advantage
The Illicit Acquisitions Game
Data-mining and intellectual property theft
Travel safety and identity theft