Hopefully, you’ve already charted escape routes from the area, or at least noted them in passing. Whether you’re planning a route well in advance or improvising on the fly, you’re probably either going to want to get entirely out of the area swiftly and without being observed, or get to a place with heavy crowd cover and disappear into it. If you’re attempting the former, watch for spaces like alleys and dog-free backyards that you can move through without being seen; if you’re counting on doing the latter, make sure you can actually melt into the crowd at hand. Escaping into crowd cover is especially useful when a large number of people are all seeking to disappear at once. Keep in mind that there are some places—woods, for example—that police may not follow you, at least not if they are alone; security guards may not even leave the property they are hired to guard. Wherever you go, don’t get boxed in, whether in alley or thicket. When it comes to transportation, cars are rarely safe to use near the scene of the crime: they’re tagged for easy identification by your enemies, and those enemies have dominion over almost all the places you can drive them, too. If you use them, try to make sure that your driver is the least likely of you to be arrested before your getaway, and that your drop-off and pick-up points are out of sight from where the action goes down; you can use a stolen license plate or obscure your plate with mud, but check out the potential legal consequences first to make sure it’s worth the risk. If you are on foot and hoping to stay out of sight, and your driver is roving the area waiting to pick you up when you’re ready, you could leave a marker out at the pick-up point until you arrive there, remove it, and hide nearby until the car pulls over. Bicycles are often useful, as they are quiet, easy to conceal, can go places cars cannot, and can be abandoned in an emergency. Even though they don’t have registration to give them away, they can still be connected to you by description, so either use a bicycle other than your own, or stash it someplace where you can get on it out of sight of pursuers and ride away unobserved. Leave your bicycle unlocked for quickest accessibility. There’s always public transportation, though it can be unreliable and you probably don’t want anyone to be able to identify you as having been near the scene of the crime. If those pursuing you are in vehicles, you can slow them down by pulling obstacles into their path.