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Northamptonshire Police - Theft of purses

Posted in Residents' Information

Between the 28th February and the 6th March, there have been 2 reported incidents of elderly shoppers having their purses stolen from within their handbags in Brackley Town Centre.

It is possible that the victims have been followed from Lloyds Bank, High Street and then approached/distracted for the thefts to take place.

Enquiries are ongoing but this is a plea to remind any elderly relatives or friends to remain vigilant when out and about. Consider using purse bells which can be collected from the Police Station if needed and keep their belongings close to them at all times when out.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously around elderly people, please report it to shop staff or approach the elderly person to check on their welfare. Ring 999 if you seen someone committing this type of theft.

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