Time magazine called Bob Arno “the
world’s foremost expert on the techniques of first-rank ‘wires,’”
the slang term for pickpockets. Years of research and first-hand observation of
real street crime have made him an authority frequently consulted by police, security
experts, and television producers.
Bob is a leading international
provider of theft risk management solutions for the business and leisure sectors.
He is an internationally recognized street-crime and diversion theft authority
who has spent his career tracking and filming street thieves in action. His
extraordinary footage is frequently used on news- and talk-shows around the
world. As an expert on body language and con games, Bob
narrates his footage with insight and authority. His documentaries reveal amazingly
devious con games and brazen thefts.
Each year, Bob dedicates significant
time in which to find, follow, and film pickpockets and con artists in the world’s
top travel destinations. His interviews and interrogations of countless thieves
have given him a backdoor perspective on the mindset of this underclass.
Bob’s unique footage of candid conversations and crime-in-action
is incorporated into his presentations, shared with police and security forces
around the world, and made into documentaries.
Bob artfully blends the comedy
and tragedy of thievery in his outrageous presentations. Illustrated with demonstrations
and brought to life with his unique video, he explores and exposes the methods
and motivation of street thieves, con artists, and identity thieves.
He is a frequent presenter at Tourism Safety & Security Conferences and
pre-Super Bowl seminars for law enforcement and security professionals. With
exclusive video, live demonstrations, and well-appreciated humor, Bob
offers a global perspective on diversion theft techniques and
the latest international trends.
Bob Arno is a speaker, entertainer,
author, and special lecturer to law enforcement agencies. He has been profiled
or quoted on NPR, CNN, MSNBC, ABC’s 20/20, The Travel Channel, The Learning
Channel, Discovery, Court TV, in The New York Times, USA Today, Fortune, Kiplinger’s,
National Geographic Traveler, Law and Order, and others. He has lectured for
the Police Departments of Chicago, San Diego, Houston, Las Vegas, Detroit, Honolulu,
Anaheim, and many abroad; for Tourism Safety & Security Conferences around
the country, and many others; for Kroll & Associates, RSA Security Conference
and Expo, and more. He taught an accredited course at the Connecticut State
Police Training Academy. With his wife, Bambi Vincent, he is co-author of the
book Travel Advisory: How to Avoid Thefts, Cons, and Street Scams.