Monday, 24 July 2017

Thames Valley Alert - Crime prevention advice regarding purse thefts around Abingdon Town Centre




Crime prevention advice regarding purse thefts
We have received a number of reports of purse thefts in and around Abingdon town centre. Please ensure you keep your belongings safe and follow the advice to help deter potential offenders:
 
  • Keep your purse/ wallet out of sight, preferably in a bag securely done up each time you put your purse/wallet back in your bag. If at all possible, wear your bag towards your front where it can be seen rather than behind you where it cannot.
  • Do not put your purse/wallet in a clothing pocket where it may be visible to thieves. Do not leave your handbag on your shopping trolley.
  • Be aware of who is around you and keep your belongings close by. Do not leave belongings unattended.
  • If possible, do not carry more cash than is necessary on your person/ in your purse/wallet.
  • Do not write down your PIN number or leave it with your bank card.
  • Please pass on this information to family and friends, especially the elderely and vulnerable.
For any further advice please visit https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/ or speak to the Abingdon Neighbourhood Team by calling 101 or emailing abingdontownnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk