Police issue warning after elderly woman's purse is stolen in Witham

Police issue warning after elderly woman's purse is stolen in Witham

Police issue warning after elderly woman's purse is stolen in Witham

First published in News

Police are warning shoppers to be vigilant after an elderly woman’s purse was stolen.

The 79-year-old woman was targeted in Witham town centre on May 22.

Her shoulder bag was unzipped and her purse, containing cards, £15 in cash and £9 worth of stamps, stolen.

Sgt Martin Richards said: “We would warn all town shoppers to be vigilant to this type of intrusive crime and to ensure that purses are never left on display on shopping carts or trolleys.

“Be aware of your surroundings and those close to you.

“Also, you can take steps to protect your valuables further by attaching a purse bell or purse lanyard/chain, which are quite inexpensive.”

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12:29am Tue 3 Jun 14

Bhudeeka says...

What more lengths are we supposed to go to protect our possessions? The law biding live in prison - use thistactic use that tac tic - bell not expensive!! We should not be spending more money on protecting ourselves thats what we pay the police for and if the law in this country wasnt so stupid and pro villain you wouldnt have half these problems - now the pensioners are expected to lay for extra measures to protect what.they worked hard for! The law shojld be ashamed of its failings
What more lengths are we supposed to go to protect our possessions? The law biding live in prison - use thistactic use that tac tic - bell not expensive!! We should not be spending more money on protecting ourselves thats what we pay the police for and if the law in this country wasnt so stupid and pro villain you wouldnt have half these problems - now the pensioners are expected to lay for extra measures to protect what.they worked hard for! The law shojld be ashamed of its failings Bhudeeka
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