Bells for purses and handbags to deter thieves

Shoppers are to be given bells to attach to purses and handbags in a bid to deter thieves in Market Harborough, Leicestershire (England), in the run-up to the Christmas shopping period.

Leicestershire Police hope the bells will help to alert people if their purses, wallets or handbags are moved while they are shopping.

Pc Pete Starbuck said: “The bells are a warning to purse-snatchers not to come to Market Harborough. Thieves often target mothers who are pushing their children in buggies and who may have their handbags draped over the side.”

Via BBC news.