Warning after purse thefts, Honiton

THIEVES are stealing purses from handbags in Honiton. Police say two incidents were reported between noon and 2.30pm on Tuesday, September 8.

THIEVES are stealing purses from handbags in Honiton.

Police say two incidents were reported between noon and 2.30pm on Tuesday, September 8.

PCSO Sue Rowe is warning women not to leave handbags unattended.

"Carry your bag close to you, with the clasp facing inwards. Keep it zipped up and make sure your purse cannot be seen," she warned.

Police are warning residents not to carry valuables or large amounts of cash on them.

The Honiton Neighbourhood Team has some Lanyards, a lead that has a clip each end (one clips onto your purse and the other end clips onto your bag) to give away.

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If you would like one, contact PCSO Darren England either on 08452777444 or via honiton@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk