I would like to share our experience of pick pockets in Rome while we were in Rome in April of 2013. My wife was walking to a metro station with her back pack. Two girls got behind of her and opened two zippers. There was no valuable items in her back and nothing was stolen. I screamed to these two girls and they ran away. In another occasion, I was getting into a metro train. There was an enough space to get in. All of sudden, there was a big push toward me from inside of the train. As I struggle to avoid falling of the train, a young girl got behind of me. As the train door was closing, the girl did not get into the train. Immediately, I checked my back pocket which was buttoned before riding the train. I found that it was open and my dinner money was gone. Apparently, there were people who got into the train from previous train stop, who pushed me, and the young girl stole money from me. These pick pocket people work as a team. These young girls may carry a flat and big handbag or clip board and hide their hands under these when they do the pick pocketing. Avoid any metro train if it is crowded. I would like to suggest that spin your body, if you feel that you are pushed, to prevent the stealing. I also would like to suggest that you carry fake money or folded papers as decoy to foil the stealing. Pick pocketing in Rome is a shame to this great city.