After a number of purse thefts around town over the last month, yesterday the Henley Police Neighbourhood team conducted a purse theft operation and detained two suspects who are now in custody.
On keeping your purse/wallet safe, Police advice is:
- Keep your purse/ wallet out of sight, preferably in a bag securely done up each time you put your purse/wallet back in your bag. If at all possible, wear your bag towards your front where it can be seen rather than behind you where it cannot.
- Do not put your purse/wallet in a clothing pocket where it may be visible to thieves. Do not leave your handbag on your shopping trolley.
- Be aware of who is around you and keep your belongings close by. Do not leave belongings unattended.
- If possible, do not carry more cash than is necessary on your person/ in your purse/wallet.
Police advise to stay vigilant and if you see anyone or anything suspicious let them know by calling 101 or emailing Henleynhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk