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