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Purse or handbag snatching Μεγέθυνση κειμένου Σμίκρυνση κειμένου Print E-mail
  • Do not carry large amounts of money with you
  • Walk on the inner side of the pavement and in an opposite direction to oncoming traffic; always keep your handbag closed and facing the inner side of the sidewalk
  • Do not hesitate to call for assistance if someone attacks you in an attempt to steal your handbag or purse.
  • Protect your handbag and wallet in crowed areas
  • When seated at outdoor eateries, restaurants, coffee shops, park benches etc., do not leave your handbag on the seat next to you
  • Do not bring valuables or large amounts of money with you to the beach
  • When in your car, be observant of the movements of motorcyclists next to or behind your vehicle, and do not put your handbag in an obvious location inside the vehicle or on the passenger`s seat.
  • Place it below the passenger`s seat
  • Lock your vehicle`s doors while driving
  • If you cannot resist the assailant and hold onto your handbag, remember that your health and physical integrity are more valuable than anything else
  • Try to remember the assailant`s features and the means of getaway used, if applicable
  • Report the incident to the Police