Actions stamp out purse dipping

A high profile police campaign to stamp out purse dipping at Cromer has proved a success.

Following a spate of incidents in the town, officers from the town's Safer Neighbourhood Team worked with special constables, Age Concern officials and Cromer High School students to educate visitors and residents about bag and purse security.

The session, combined with posters, resulted in no more incidents, but Sgt Sarah Blyth urged people to still be on their guard.

The issue has been removed from the local policing priorities, which are now to reduce anti-social behaviour linked to homeless people in the town centre, and continue to work to reduce anti-social behaviour at Northrepps.

Action resulted in a decreased level of complaints but officers have been discussing ways to illuminate the play area at Northrepps to reduce problems, while two residents have volunteered to be Home Watch co-ordinators.


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Anti-social behaviour along Cadogan Road and Cabbell Road, Cromer has included one incident of coins being thrown at a person waiting at a bus stop.

To contact officers from the Cromer SNT call 0845 456 4567 or e-mail sntcromer@norfolk.pnn.police.uk.

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