While we’re dashing through the stores searching for the perfect presents, lots of us are guilty of leaving our purses in the cart while we step away to look at or grab something. Even though it’s just for a few seconds, that’s all it takes for a thief to make off with your wallet, phone, or your whole bag.
We’re thinking about the gifts we need to buy, not the safety of our handbags,
but the Windham, New Hampshire police department is. They posted a tip on Facebook that can help protect our purses and it couldn’t be easier. “When using a shopping cart as you browse, keep your purse zipped or closed and secure it to the cart by clipping the child safety belt through the straps,” they write. “This will help in preventing someone from taking advantage of your distraction and running off with the purse.” Brilliant, right?
And the Windham PD even has a plan for carts that don’t have the kid’s safety straps. They suggest keeping an inexpensive carabiner clip attached to your purse strap and clipping it to the cart so it’s nice and secure. Those things only cost a few bucks, so it’s a low-cost investment in peace of mind.
Source: Scary Mommy