Christmas shopping safety

Alert message sent 07/12/2018 13:03:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Whilst out and about Christmas shopping We're advising residents to take a few simple precautions to deter thieves:

  • Keep hold of your phone and purse or wallet, and if you have a bag, make sure it's zipped up or secure with your valuables safely inside. If your bag is snatched, let it go, your safety is more important than your property.

  • Attach an audible alarm to your purse/wallet (for example purse bells, please let us know if you need any)

  • Don't leave your bag unattended in your car or in your shopping trolley.

  • Make sure no one is looking over your shoulder when you're using you cards either at the till or at an ATM.

  • Make sure you're not followed or engaged in conversation by someone who might be looking for an opportunity to steal from you.

Shoppers are also being urged to keep their Christmas presents under wraps while out and about shopping. Don't be tempted to leave newly bought presents in the car unattended and continue shopping. Thieves have been known to target drivers who have left presents on display in their cars.

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Debbie Potts (Police, PCSO, Warrington LPU Town Centre PCSO)

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