That sure is a strange way to try and steal someone's shit. There is more to this story.Two women busted in New Smyrna trying to steal a guys shit
Internet discovers who she is.
https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Linda Duffy Kelley&init=public
It really depends on what you have to do and the environment. I speak from experience stealing cars. On a beach I would imagine 3 minutes would go by pretty quickly. Lot of people around providing a distraction. Seems quite plausible.