Pickpocket Safety

With Christmas only a few weeks away, and more people out and about to do their festive shopping, West Midlands Police are promoting eight top tips to beat the pickpockets this Christmas:

  • Look who’s around you, know who’s behind you, see who’s close to you.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Never let your valuables leave your sight.
  • Secure your bag properly: if it’s easy for you to get into, it’ll be easy for a thief to get into too.
  • Wear a bag that goes across your body to hold your most valuable items.
  • Never leave your bag unattended and be aware of what’s going on around you.
  • Avoid carrying your wallet or phone in your back pocket.
  • When shopping with a pushchair, never leave your bag unattended on the back.

For more advice about avoiding pickpockets and other crime reduction techniques, visit the West Midlands Police website here.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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