Our local online neighbourhood watch scheme, OWL messaging, is warning of a series of ‘distraction’ thefts in Notting Hill. What happens is that a couple of thieves working as a team distract you by dropping a fistful of coins and making a scene so that everyone’s attention is drawn to him. Meanwhile the other one steals your money or belongings. So just try to resist picking up the five pound note or the watch on the pavement. This scam happened to me a few years ago … it’s so hard not to be tricked. If you want to join OWL and have regular updates on local crime, click here … owl The pic above is from The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, on now at London’s Criterion Theatre which The Guardian says is ‘lung-bustingly funny’.