Beware of bag thieves in parks

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El Cid
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Beware of bag thieves in parks

Post by El Cid »

Beware of bag thieves operating in parks. A friend had her handbag stolen in Horniman's Park yesterday. She was with her son and another family when a small child wandered over to them. While they were distracted by the child, a man stole her handbag. The man and the child went off together.

These kinds of thefts use distraction techniques, and are quite common, particularly in pubs and restaurants, at cashpoints, and in the street.

angela53
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Re: Beware of bag thieves in parks

Post by angela53 »

Thanks for the reminder to be vigilant, I had it happen to me in a pub in Battersea several years ago.
A very cute little girl was used as the distraction.

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