Bag theft prompts warning from Exmouth police

EXMOUTH police are warning people to secure their bags after a handbag attached to a walking frame was this week stolen from the Magnolia Centre.

EXMOUTH police are warning people to secure their bags after a handbag attached to a walking frame was this week stolen from the Magnolia Centre.

The police said the handbag was stolen from inside a second bag.

Police community support officer Karen Capey urged people to make sure purses and wallets were kept in a secure place and out of sight.

She said: "Persons suffering from mobility issues are advised to use a carry belt around their waist."

Anyone witnessing the theft, or with information, is asked to contact the police on 08452777444, quoting crime reference KE/09/3069