Crime Trend on the Rise: Pickpocketing
From the EPD Facebook page: CRIME TREND ALERT
Recent reports indicate victims are being “bumped” into or distracted at area businesses. Victims later realize their wallet is missing and their credit/debit
accounts have been used. Detectives are investigating to develop suspect information.
Criminals are not necessarily sleazy people lurking around – Be aware of your surroundings & avoid pickpockets:
-Store valuables in your front pocket
-Carry purses & bags diagonally across the front of your body
-Take only what you need – remove extra credit/debit cards, ID, checks, cash, etc.
-Don’t leave your purse unattended
-Keep zippers zipped
-Shorten the strap on any purse or bag you are carrying
-Cover up electronics
Courtesy of EPD Facebook