Police warning after two purse thefts in Cromer

PUBLISHED: 09:37 01 July 2014 | UPDATED: 09:37 01 July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Shoppers are being urged to be vigilant after two separate purse thefts from handbags in the town centre.

Both incidents took place between 11am-noon on Church Street yesterday and the purses contained cash and bank cards.

Keep your bag closed and close to you at all times, if possible with the opening towards your body.

Police have issued the following advice:

■Close your purse and put it away before you leave the till.

■Try not to overload yourself with bags and coats.

■Avoid carrying your purse or wallet in a back trouser pocket.

■Keep cash secure and out of sight.

■Do not leave your handbag, push chair or shopping trolley unattended for any length of time.

■Do not write down your PIN and keep it in your wallet/ purse/ handbag. If you cannot remember your PIN, you can change it at your bank to a number which is easier to remember.

Anyone with information should contact Cromer police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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