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CCTV – Theft of wallet

Keep your wallet out of view in an inner pocket.

Keep your purse out of view in a closed handbag.

Do not leave items on the table in front of you in pubs and cafes where thieves can see them.

Be careful of those around you at cash machines as thieves can shoulder surf to get your PIN.

Thieves will use distractions to steal from you such as:

Spill something and then use the distraction of helping to clean you up to steal from your jacket.

Female thieves have distracted men by hugging them to access their jacket pockets.

Ask for directions and place a map over the item they want to steal.

Details

Crime type : Wallet theft

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