As we begin to approach the festive season there are lots of people out shopping for bargains. Unfortunately this also includes some criminals who will be looking for the opportunity to steal your personal belongings. Please make sure that you take care with your purses/wallets and other valuables. There have already been cases of purses being stolen in the Lincolnshire area. If you put your bag in a shopping trolley,  please never leave it unattended and always make sure that it is closed so that anyone walking past cannot see inside the bag. Criminals sometimes use distraction techniques to steal property so please be on your guard. Enjoy your shopping experience but don’t let anyone ruin your Christmas