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Purse Thefts in Borough
In recent weeks
the number of thefts of purses in Scarborough has increased.
The thefts are mainly occurring in town centre shops and
supermarkets when shoppers are leaving purses visible in open
handbags or on shopping trolleys.
Similar thefts are also taking place in
Whitby, Filey and Eastfield areas of the Borough.
North Yorkshire Police and
the Safer Community Partnership have joined together to produce a
leaflet, which is been distributed to shops by the Town Anti-Theft
Group, warning shoppers of the danger of leaving a purse in
Sergeant Jacqui Raynor,
Problem Solving Sergeant, said:
“By making yourself more
aware of your property and what is on show, you can help to make a
large reduction in crime. Look after your money as it is
better in your pocket than someone else’s.”
Barry Graham, Crime
Reduction and Anti-Social Behaviour Co-ordinator, added:
“Crime across the Borough is
continuing to reduce, however we continue to monitor trends and are
concerned at the rise in the theft of purses. We would
encourage shoppers to take more care when they are out shopping by
ensuring purses are kept out of sight and secure.”