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Purse Snatching

New Westminster Police are investigating a purse snatching mid day yesterday. A female was walking on Front Street when two males grabbed her purse and ran off. New Westminster Police wish to remind the public that your personal safety should be a consideration at any time of the day.

  • Plan your route to avoid isolated areas
  • Be alert and sure of yourself
  • Use a money belt or pouch to conceal important documents
  • If you wear a lanyard or strap around your neck, ensure it has a quick release mechanism.

For additional tips on personal safety several excellent brochures are available at New Westminster Police.