Don’t leave your bag unattended! Police warn shoppers of pickpockets in St Albans city centre

PUBLISHED: 09:46 22 November 2017

St Peter's Street, St Albans

St Peter's Street, St Albans


Shoppers have been issued advice after two women were pickpocketed in St Albans city centre.

One victim was shopping at Tesco Metro on St Peter’s Street at 1.16pm on Monday when her handbag was taken from the child seat of her trolley.

Another victim was between M&S and Barclays Bank at 11.30am on Saturday when her purse was taken from her basket.

Anyone who saw suspicious behaviour in the area around those times has been asked to contact police on 101.

They should use reference number F1/17/5557 for the theft in Tesco, and F1/17/5519 for the purse theft.

Shoppers have been advised to use a handbag they can zip closed, and to not leave bags, purses, bank cards or wallets unattended.

They should be aware of people around them, shield their PIN when shopping or withdrawing cash, and should not give away their PIN.

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I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

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