Cops warn Bulwell shoppers of handbag thieves

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Police are urging Bulwell shoppers to keep their personal belongings safe after a spate of handbag thefts.

Handbags have mainly gone missing in supermarket car parks, when people are returning trolleys and leaving their cars unlocked and bags unattended.

Thefts were reported in the Aldi car park on Sellers Wood Drive in Bulwell at around 2.45pm on Friday October 23 and 3.10pm on Monday October 26.

A police spokesperson said: “It is not thought that the incidents are linked but officers are reminding people to keep their belongings safe at all times and lock car doors.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to remind shoppers to beware of distraction tactics whilst you are loading your shopping into your vehicle - people approaching and asking for directions or similar.

“Keep your bag with you whilst loading up your vehicle, not left inside the vehicle where it can be sneakily taken.”

If you have any information which might help in either of these cases, please call 101 quoting incident number 555 of 26 October or 481 of 23 October.

Alternatively, ring CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.