Christmas has passed, and we can say that the shopping spree has slowed down. This, however, doesn’t change the fact that we all need to go out and buy stuff every day. And if there’s one thing that most women dread, it’s the endless opportunities for thieves to snatch their purses.
Purses are the easiest target for thieves in supermarkets and large shops, simply because no matter how much you pay attention to where it is, looking away for even a second means a big opportunity for a thief to simply grab it and walk away.
And it’s not only money that’s going to be the problem then. Car keys, credit cards, documents, everything we take for granted will need to be renewed. Imagine the tedious procedures and added expenses.
To combat this, the New Hampshire Police Department has sent out an announcement advising women to protect their purses with an easy and simple trick: a carabiner.
If the place where you shop has carts with a child-safety strap, the Police recommend that you use that strap to protect your bag.
“A holiday shopping safety tip for women. When using a shopping cart as you browse through the store, keep your purse zipped or closed and secure it to the cart by clipping the child safety belt through the strap(s).”
This way, it will be much harder for the thief to simply grab it and run away, as more steps will be required for them – enough so that you turn around and alert the shop in time while saving your belongings.
And if the cart doesn’t have a child-safety strap, carrying a carabiner with you will make the difference between a care-free shopping and one filled with anxiety and a potential for loss.
“For those carts that don’t have the child strap, keep an inexpensive carabiner clip attached to your purse strap. Simply clip the carabiner to the cart and your purse is more secure. HAPPY SHOPPING!”
Who would’ve thought of this simple and inexpensive tool that could have saved so many purses from being snatched so far?
And finally, to prevent those thieves from getting the idea of leaving you void of your personal belongings, it’s perhaps best to just take the essentials with you and leave the bag at home.
How do you protect your purse from thieves? Share your tips in the comments!