Here is a warning we have received from Warwickshire Police
“Please remain vigilant for any persons acting in a suspicious manner and never let your handbag out of your sight, this includes holding it behind you back or leaving it on your trolley while shopping.
The suspects, who are very good at what they do, will use simple distraction techniques and work in pairs, to “dip” into your handbag in order to steal your purse.
The suspects from the latest spate purse thefts have been described as ‘Eastern European females, middle aged and dressed in dark clothing’.”
There is often rise in the number of purse thefts in the town centres during the busy festive shopping period and this year is no exception.
It seems that elderly members of the public in particular are being targeted, with offenders taking advantage of the crowded shopping centres to steal from vulnerable people.
At this time of year, were often less vigilant and tend to carry more money, The Police urge everyone to be mindful of their surroundings and report any suspicious behaviour.