Unfortunately, as is often the case as we approach the festive period, instances of purse thefts are beginning to occur in and around the Lincoln area. As the shops get busier it can provide opportunities for thieves to help themselves to your personal belongings. Please bear this in mind as you shop. ALWAYS KEEP YOUR PURSE SECURE IN YOUR BAG OR IN A FASTENED POCKET OF YOUR CLOTHING CLOSE TO YOUR BODY WHICH WILL MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR THE THIEF