Look after your cash warning

PUBLISHED: 14:32 18 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:56 15 June 2010

HONITON's deputy mayor, Councillor Vivienne Ash, was travelling on a bus when she was told of a recent purse theft in in the town.

HONITON's deputy mayor, Councillor Vivienne Ash, was travelling on a bus when she was told of a recent purse theft in in the town.She asked Neighbourhood Beat Manager PC Ian Atyeo to explain the case when he gave his monthly crime report to Honiton Town Council. Councillor Ash said the victim was in a supermarket when she was engaged in conversation by a stranger. She then realised her purse had been taken. PC Atyeo confirmed the incident had been reported to police, but issued a strong warning to people who carry cash and other valuables on them. "If you don't look after your property, somebody else will," he said. Time and time again, he revealed, he had offered advice to shoppers leaving open handbags on supermarket trolleys.PC Atyeo said such thefts are "not something that is proliferating" in Honiton.


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