Pickpocket targeted elderly woman in Hemel Hempstead Town Centre
Police warn the public to be vigilant following the incident in The Marlowes
Police are warning people to be aware of pickpockets in Hemel Hempstead Town Centre after a woman in her 80s had her purse stolen whilst she was shopping.
On Thursday, March 18, between 10.30am and 11am, a woman in her 80s had her purse stolen from her handbag whilst she was shopping in Tesco Express.
Anyone with any information can report it online or call the non-emergency number 101.
To prevent yourself or elderly relatives being the victim of this type of crime remember:
> Keep handbags and pockets closed at all times
> Always carry your bag in front over your shoulder
> Be aware of people around you
> Place your purse in an interior pocket.