Cannock police are issuing a warning to shoppers in Cannock to guard against purse thefts.
There have been several reported thefts which appear to be targeted around The Card Factory, charity shops, Poundland, Bon Marche, Morrisons and Aldi.
Shoppers are advised to remain alert when shopping and to pay extra attention to their belongings. Make sure that your purse is not easily accessible to offenders and be aware of your possessions if you are distracted as this is when your belongings are most vulnerable. Bags should be kept close to the body and kept closed unless in use.
Purse bells are available as extra security and are to be issued by patrols in the area.
Anyone with any information on the recent thefts is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 103 of 12 November.
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