Police alert for all women: The reason why you should have a carabiner hook handy

With less than two weeks left before Christmas, it’s the busiest time for stores. In addition to shopping for Christmas gifts, it’s food shopping, card buying, not to mention all your wrappings ready for the big day.

It’s easy to get caught up in all of the hustle and bustle and lose track of your valuables as you frantically navigate the store trying to find those last minute gifts.

The police know that it’s prime time for thieves so have the perfect tip for those purse carriers with a seriously long shopping list.

Distracted shoppers are the perfect prey for thieves who are just waiting for you to take your eye off your valuables so they can quickly swipe them.

But for some peace of mind when you’re shopping, there is a simple trick that the police are talking about.

Simple protection against thieves

I often rest my bag in the child seat of my cart, not thinking that I’ll leave it unattended but you just never know!

But consider this: Every time you put your handbag in your shopping cart attach it to the child strap with a carabiner clip.

This makes it almost impossible to grab your purse and run off.

Facebook/Windham, NH Police Department

Windham, New Hampshire Police Department shared the smart trick on its Facebook page and it was quickly shared as a great tip and reminder for us to be on our guard during this busy festive time.

A holiday shopping safety tip for women. When using a shopping cart as you browse through the store, keep your purse…

Posted by Windham, NH Police Department on Sunday, 10 December 2017

If you don’t use a cart, the advice is to carry your purse over your shoulder with the bag at the front of your body so you can see it at all times.

Feel free to share this smart tip with your friends on Facebook and make sure they’re aware of their purses while out shopping.