As part of a crime prevention campaign launched by the Community Police Officers at different beaches last weekend, police beach patrols were leaving little notes stating ‘We noticed your bag was open’. As some beachgoers leave their bags open to jump in and cool off, leaving some valuable items in plain sight, the police have issued little warnings to raise awareness against this practice.
They are to serve as a deterrent to pick-pocketing and other robberies as whereas some people go to the beach to lick up the sun and splash in the water, some take the opportunity to make off with other people’s items. The notes also contain a cheeky little rhetorical question; ‘Are your items on sale?’. This initiative will hopefully minimise beach robberies and safeguard people’s belongings.
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