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HOW TO GUARD AGAINST PURSE SNATCHERS

Published by FUN MATES PRESS

 
 

Purse snatching is a crime of opportunity. You can eliminate

that opportunity.  Every female carrying a purse is a potential

target.  Senior citizens are especially susceptible to these

criminals since they may not be readily able to defend

themselves and pursue their assailants.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Purse snatching is a crime that can be easily prevented when you

take away the opportunity from the thief.  Most purse snatchers

are juveniles under the age of 18, who are waiting for the next

opportunity.  When you hide the "prize" you protect yourself!

Suppose you are going shopping and waiting for the bus.  You are

by yourself and your purse is exposed and in open view.  You

already made two mistakes - you're alone and your purse is

vulnerable.  Frankly, your personal safety might depend on NOT

clinging to that purse, even though it seems a normal way to

protect the contents.  Grabbing and shoving that may take place

can result in being injured.  There are ways to protect

yourself, however.

SHOP WITH A FRIEND, TRAVEL TOGETHER

The first precaution you can take is to go shopping with a

friend - man or women.  You're safer when in the company of

someone else.  If you must be out at night alone, stay in

well-lighted areas.  Walk close to street lights, staying well

away from dark corners, alleys and building entrances.

HOW TO OUTSMART THE PURSE SNATCHER

When carrying a purse, women should have only 3 or 4 one dollar

bills placed inside.  Credit cards, currency, driver's license,

keys and jewelry should be carried in a coat or sweater pocket,

or concealed on your person to reduce the opportunity of large

losses.  If you carry a purse, don't wrap the strap around your

shoulder, neck or wrist.  If your purse is grabbed, a strong

strap will not yield easily and you may be injured.  Some purse

snatch victims have been thrown down and have received

concussions and broken bones.  Never carry anything more

valuable than you can afford to lose.  Always leave all

unnecessary credit cards at home.  When you shop and carry a

purse, place it in your shopping bag.  Never leave your purse on

a store counter or in a grocery shopping cart - even for a

moment.

DON'T CARRY WEAPONS THAT CAN BE USED AGAINST YOU!

You should carry a police whistle and a small flashlight on your

key chain where they're readily available.  Make a habit to

carry your key chain in a pocket - NOT in your purse.  And you

should NEVER put your name and address on your house keys or car

keys.  This is simply a way of telling the thief who you are and

where you live!

CALL THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY!

Most victims are attacked from behind.  They don't get a good

look at the attacker.  And when a juvenile gets away with it

once, he'll try it again.  If attacked, call the police

immediately.  Try to remember all details - help your police

help you!

 

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