Mar 2014

Handbag Thefts

Unfortunately, there has been a spate of handbag thefts across the county. There are simple precautions you can take to reduce the chance of getting your handbag or its contents stolen.

• Be aware of people around you when out and about
• Carry your bag close to you with the opening facing inwards
• Keep your bag closed so that your purse cannot be seen
• Don’t carry valuables or large sums of money. Spring clean your bag regularly
• Never leave your bag unattended, particularly in shopping trolleys
• Spread your possessions about – carry your keys in your pocket. Never carry PIN numbers with any cards
• Don’t place your wallet in a back trouser pocket
• If someone grabs your bag, let it go. If you hang on, you could get hurt. Your safety is more important than your property.