BE­WARE SAVVY HAND­BAG THIEVES

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

Po­lice are re­ceiv­ing weekly com­plaints about purses be­ing stolen from hand bags whilst peo­ple are out en­joy­ing a day at the shops. More of­ten than not un­sus­pect­ing vic­tims don't know that their purses have been stolen un­til they go to pay for their items at the check­out. Most vic­tims are at a loss to know when or where the of­fence had taken place, which in­di­cates the thieves care­fully iden­tify their tar­gets. To lessen the chance of be­com­ing a vic­tim, al­ways place your hand­bag in a po­si­tion that you have con­trol over. If you be­lieve you are be­ing watched and may be­come a tar­get, ap­proach se­cu­rity staff within the shop­ping cen­tre and re­quest as­sis­tance. Be vig­i­lant and re­port any sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour. - on­line or call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000. Quote Ref­er­ence Num­ber 7630.

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Bel­mont OIC Se­nior Sergeant Peter Arancini

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