Budleigh Salterton police scheme to prevent purse thefts

SHOPPERS in Budleigh Salterton can protect their purse from thieves by taking advantage of a police scheme to protect the public.

SHOPPERS in Budleigh Salterton can protect their purse from thieves by taking advantage of a police scheme to protect the public.

The town's neighbourhood beat team has come up with an idea to stop pickpockets in their tracks.

The police have introduced lanyards - long loops of nylon with a clip at one end - which can be secured to wallets and purses and looped through bag handles.

The lanyards have been placed in the town's charity shops.


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The police said purse theft was uncommon in Budleigh and the lanyards had been introduced as a deterrent.

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