PARAMUS, N.J. -- Paramus police turned to the public for help finding a crew of pickpockets who've targeted women who leave their purses unattended in supermarkets. They also urged customers to remain vigilant.
Anyone who can identify the suspects or provide information that would help the investigation is asked to call Paramus police at (201) 262-3400 or use the confidential TIPS App at ParamusPDFacebook or www.paramuspolice.org .
Police also provided some tips:
- Don’t leave your purse in your grocery cart as you shop;
- 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.
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