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Paramus Police Department : A crew of pickpockets that target women’s handbags

Paramus Pick Pockets

April 19,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ,  The Paramus Police Department is looking to identify a crew of pickpockets that target women’s handbags while the victim is shopping. A majority of these thefts have taken place in supermarkets . We would like to remind people of some simple tips to avoid being a victim of these crimes:

Don’t leave your purse in your grocery cart as you shop. The first photo shows the actors hand in the victims purse

Don’t hang your purse on the back of your chair at restaurants. Keep it between your feet.

Use handbags that have a zipper or a flap that latches. Carry it with the flap side towards you.

Carry your purse in front of you.

Don’t hang your purse on the hook on the bathroom stall door and don’t sit it on the floor within arm’s reach. Set your purse at your feet or on a shelf that is midway up the stall wall.

Anyone with information on these crimes may call the Paramus Police Dept. at 201-262-3400 or use our confidential TIPS App located on our FB Page and/or website