crime prevention message

Following several reports of thefts of handbags, wallets and mobile phones, across the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales, police are offering the following advice to help prevent people becoming a victim of such thefts:

. Don’t leave your handbag, purse or mobile phone unattended
. Don’t put your purse or wallet in your pocket
. Don’t hang your handbag on your shopping trolley
. Don’t keep large amounts of cash on you
. Don’t keep your PIN with your bank card
. Do keep your handbag closed with the opening towards your body
. Do be vigilant while shopping and be aware of people around you
. Do use deterrents like alarms to alert you if someone tries to take your purse

Whilst shopping, if you wish to report any suspicious behaviour, please call 0345 123 33 33 or speak to a member of staff at the shop to make them aware.