Distraction theft town centre

Alert message sent 30/03/2019 10:46:00

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Dear Residents,
Please be careful if shopping in Congleton Town centre over the next few weeks. We have had a series of distraction thefts reported to police whereby a male distracts the targetted person in either a cafe/ salon by speaking to them. This male will then cover over this person's phone or purse whilst left on the side with a piece of paper and leave with the paper and person's possessions.
This is happening in places where the shopper will leave items out on display such as in a hair/ nail salon or cafe. Please be mindful of where you leave personal items on display and make sure that they are on your person at all times. If you see any suspicious activity please report this on 101. Congleton town centre is covered by CCTV and reporting incidents such as the above will greatly increase the chance of police identifying suspects.
yours sincerely,
PCSO 21785 Jessica Shore
Congleton Town Centre and West Ward PCSO

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Jessica Shore (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

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