April 13, 2011
police warn shoppers to be extra vigilant after purse thefts
and holidaymakers in the Burnham-On-Sea area have been urged to
be extra vigilant following several purse thefts over the past
Police say two incidents of handbag dipping have been reported
in Brean and a further theft occurred at Highbridge's Asda store
over the past week.
Roger Tolley told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We ask shoppers and
holidaymakers to be extra vigilant and aware of their personal
a slight lapse can give a thief the couple of seconds they need
to dip into an open handbag and steal valuables."
leave handbags unattended in shopping trolleys or under tables
at cafes or pubs."