Police urge shoppers to keep their purses and wallets safe this …
Keep your purse safe this Christmas
To guard against purse thieves, shoppers are reminded to: Keep your bag closed and close to you at all times, if possible with the opening towards your body. Close your purse and put it away before you leave the till.
Try not to overload yourself with bags and coats. Avoid carrying your purse or wallet in a back trouser pocket. Keep cash secure and out of sight.
Do not leave your handbag, push chair or shopping trolley unattended for any length of time. Always make sure that no one is looking over your shoulder before entering your PIN number at the cash machine Make sure your money is put away before leaving the machine and ensure your purse is out of reach.
Do not write down your PIN and keep it in your wallet/ purse/ handbag.
If you cannot remember your PIN, you can change it at your bank to a number which is easier to remember.