Surrey Police: Purse thefts in Leatheread

There have been instances of purse theft out of handbags and pockets in Leatherhead town recently.  It would seem that the victims had just taken out money from a cash point and were then followed and had their purse taken from their bag.

Please take every care when using cash points to obtain money

Always be aware of people around you.  If you think people are too close it is acceptable to politely ask them to move back.  NEVER be distracted whilst your transaction is in progress.  Put your money straight into your pocket or purse/wallet along with your card.  If you place your purse into another bag such as a handbag always make sure your purse is put at the bottom of your bag and keep your handbag zipped up, or fastened at all times.  If possible try to use cash machines inside your bank if they are open.

If you think someone is acting suspiciously or tries to distract you at a cashpoint, or, you have been the victim of a crime please call police on 999.

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