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Look after your valuables

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Thieves are more likely to operate in busy areas or look for opportunities when people are distracted and valuables are left unguarded. Stay alert when you are out, and take a few extra measures to help keep your valuables safe this spring.   

Three simple steps

Zip it

 


Zip it

Make sure valuables like wallets and phones are kept out of sight and spread around your person, for example zipped away safely in a pocket or bag.

 

Close it



Close it

Keep bags fastened and to the front of your body, where you can keep an eye on them.

It's a good idea to use a purse chain, if you have one.

 

Keep it

 


Keep it

Only carry with you what you need for your trip out - leave other items at home.

Never leave your valuables or shopping unattended or in easy reach on top of a pram, shopping trolley or mobility scooter.

Security marking and keeping a record of valuable items can help identify them more easily if they get lost or stolen.