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4/6/2018 17:17 EST

We had to make a run to the US Embassy in Mexico City today, Wrapped that up, had some lunch and noticed we were right by a metro station - so elected to take the metro rather than a cab to the bus terminal (no traffic and free).

When the train arrived, the passengers got out of the car and all of a sudden I was surrounded by perhaps a half-dozen or so young men who pushed me from behind like it was a football match, Fortunately they did not bother my wife. 15 seconds after getting in the car I realized that someone had lifted my cell phone from my back pocket.

I just let my guard down. It could have been worse - it could have been my wallet which was in the other pocket. I should have had both my wallet and phone in front pockets. Well when we got home I suspended the number until I get pick up a new phone/sim. And, with a sigh of relief I was able to log into my gmail account and change the password.

The cab would have been a lot cheaper in the long run.

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4/8/2018 11:01 EST

Thanks for the report. It is good to hear the good, bad, and the ugly rather than the too popular, overzealous hype and "paradise" reports.

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