Shoppers are being warned to be vigilant after Police foiled attempts of would- be 'purse dippers' in the town over the last few days.
The busier festive shopping season traditionally sees an increase in this type of offence and local police are providing a highly visible presence in the town centre shopping areas and Grand Junction Retail Park to deter would-be thieves and offer a reassuring presence to shopkeepers and visitors.
Just last Friday, keen-eyed shopworkers on Grand Junction retail park alerted Police to a suspicious man thought to be approaching elderly shoppers in an attempt to distract them and steal from their bags. Thankfully Police and staff were alerted and the man was removed from the store.
'Jingle Bells' that attach to your bag to alert you to anyone attempting to reach into your belongings are available from Crewe Police Station.
Be aware of your personal surroundings when out and about, keep mobile phones, purses and keys safely zipped away and not accessible to thieves.