German police are warning that pickpockets are stooping to new lows by robbing people while they are on the toilet.

In the latest case the thief struck as a man, aged 32, from Aachen in North Rhine-Westphalia, was using a public toilet.

The thief, in this case believed to be a woman, slipped her hand under the wall of the cubicle and removed the wallet from the man’s trousers, which were around his ankles.

The man, who lost about 70 pounds in the robbery, said he was unable to race after the pickpocket immediately “given the situation” and the fact his trousers were around his ankles.

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