The police are warning us about pickpockets during the rest of the Racing Carnival. They could well be around in the lead up to christmas and working on public transport too. The police say they are often very professional gangs of Romanians, Bulgarians or South Americans. How do these people get into Australia?
While there are many South American born in Australia, who may have relatives from the old country who want to visit, I am not aware of a significant Romanian or Bulgarian community here.
Should not visitors from Romania and Bulgaria immediately raise immigration authorities alarm when said people are entering Australia? Like how many of them could there be?