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Friday, August 3, 2012

Police warning after Llan thefts

* Keep your valuables safe, say police.

Moblile phones and bikes stolen in

past few days

North Wales Police are advising people not to become careless with their belongings following a recent spate of incidents in Denbighshire – including Llan.

Officers say that over the past few days mobile phones and a bicycle have been stolen, simply because they have been left unattended for a few moments.

Incidents have included mobile phones being left unattended on bars, a bag which included a phone being left by a window.

All incidents have happened in the Llangollen, Denbigh, Ruthin, St Asaph and Corwen areas.

Inspector Tony Latham from North Wales Police said: “The majority of these crimes are opportunist and are completely avoidable.

“Leaving items on display will be enough to tempt a thief.

“It only takes seconds for someone to grab your phone/bag/purse/wallet when left unattended. Don’t become a victim, always ensure your belongings are secure in your jackets or pockets.”

Tips to keep your belongings safe are:

  • Never leave your mobile phone in sight on a bar or restaurant / cafĂ© table – it may be within your reach but it will also be within reach of an opportunist thief
  • Don’t leave your bag on the back of a chair or out of sight under a table – it takes seconds for valuable contents such as purses and phones to be gone
  • Ensure that zips and fastenings on handbags, bags or backpacks are closed
  • Never leave valuables unattended
  • Register your mobile phone with your network provider and keep your phone number and IMEI number in a safe place (access your IMEI by keying *#06# or look behind the battery of your phone)

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