We all need to be aware of these gangs and not just in LG. I was a near victim some two years ago here in the UK, but I felt the woman's hand as she tried to take my purse from my handbag. I was in a shop at the time and called out loudly that she had tried to steal my purse, and of course everyone looked around then at least four more people in the gang left the shop very quickly. I asked a shop assistant to call the police and lock the doors on this woman who was by now holding up her hands and pretending she didn't know what I was talking about, but I was told she couldn't do that as it was false imprisonment!!!!!
These gangs make a very good living, so be aware whenever you are in a crowd or feel as if you are being jostled and don't be afraid to make a fuss and draw attention to them.