Pierce had his laptop bag stolen while walking around town. The deteriorating financial situation in Greece has seen an increase in opportunistic crimes like theft. Pierce was walking down a popular street when he noticed a man running towards him. As the man passed by, he snatched the laptop bag from Pierce’s hands. Pierce quickly turned to chase the thief but tripped on the uneven footpath. By the time he got to his feet, the thief was nowhere to be seen. Pierce checked his pockets and discovered that his phone had been smashed by his fall. After making a police report, Pierce contacted his travel insurer and was reimbursed for his stolen and damaged belongings.