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Stockbridge Parish Council

Purse Theft Awareness

By The Parish Clerk Stockbridge Parish Council

Wednesday, 15 January 2020


Stockbridge Parish Council Contributor


For your information to make you aware, there has been several reports to police regarding 'Purse Thefts' within Andover Town Centre. The most frequent kind of purse theft is 'handbag dipping'. where offenders remove purses from handbags left unzipped or unattended.

1. Don't carry large amounts of cash in your purse at anyone time.
2. Be mindful around cashpoints.
3. Be mindful of distraction, thieves working in pairs in order to divert your attention.
4. If your are a victim of purse crime, bank cards are often used by offenders very quickly, possible before the victim even realises.
5. Make sure you attend your bank provider to cancel stolen cards.
6. DO keep Purses &  bags closed at all times.
7. Carry your bag in front of you or diagonally across your chest.
8. DO NOT carry pin numbers inside your purse/wallet
Be alert at all times - Watch out there's a thief about!

Contact Information

The Parish Clerk

  • 07770 406607
  • 07770406607

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Church View, Palace Close, Kings Somborne, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6PS


Additional Information

The Parish Clerk works on a part time basis. Therefore there may be a delay in responding to your communication. However, we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.