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Pick pockets targeting shoppers around Cornwall

Pick pockets targeting shoppers around Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:29pm 10th December 2019. (Updated at 5:53pm 10th December 2019)

A police warning has gone out about pick pockets targeting people in two Cornish towns.

Officers say there have been several reports around Callington and Launceston.

One person was targeted as they left the bank after having withdrawn cash.

People are being urged to keep wallets hidden and not to leave Christmas presents on display in cars.

"Several reports have been received regarding pick pockets around the Launceston and Callington town centres over the last few days.

"No suspects have been seen yet - in one instance a person was targeted as they left the bank having withdrawn money.

"Please be extra wary and keep purses and wallets hidden away preferably in a zipped pocket.

"Christmas reminder - if leaving shopping in a car - make sure it is not visible."

Devon and Cornwall Police Alerts

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