Distraction thefts, mobile phones

Hello ,

Calling to all residents of Staffordshire

There has been an increase of incidents relating to distraction thefts across the boarder of Staffordshire. Offenders have been approaching customers in retail environments and stealing mobile phones.

They will often use maps / newspapers / paper to cover mobile phones that have been left on tables while distracting the customer.

Please make sure you are vigilant when you are out and about shopping and make sure all valuables are out of reach.

– Always make sure your bag is zipped and valuables are out of sight.

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: nw@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk

Regards,
Lydia Hooley
Community Engagement Officer
Community Messaging