Women warned of bag snatch­ers

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Po­lice are urg­ing women to be cau­tious af­ter a se­ries of bag snatches near a busy shop­ping cen­tre.

Se­nior Sergeant Peter Florence says there had been three bag snatch­ing in­ci­dents around the Mt Eden shops since late De­cem­ber.

The vic­tims were all mid­dle-aged to el­derly Asian women.

In one in­ci­dent the woman fell to the ground and re­ceived mi­nor in­juries, he says.

‘‘The snatch­ers are rea­son­ably force­ful,’’ Mr Florence says.

Po­lice will be keep­ing a closer eye on the area but peo­ple can help pro­tect them­selves by be­ing cau­tious, he says.

‘‘Be aware of your sur­round­ings if you’re go­ing shop­ping or you’ve just been to an ATM or the bank.

‘‘Don’t be ob­vi­ous,’’ he says.

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