The footage of this theft was posted on Mexican social networks, but the technique is universal. It is a fairly common way of stealing wallets.
The process is perfectly rehearsed. It usually happens in supermarkets or large stores. Once the 'victim' is identified, the thieves fake a small scene in which the victim is forced to lend a hand - for example, to help move a car or help someone with a heavy object.
This footage has been shared to warn the general population. Good advice is to try to keep your wallet or your belongings in general in backpacks and closed bags, and do not lose sight of them.
Hit the play button to see these thieves caught on camera.