Spike in Distraction Theft
City of London Police have noticed a spike in Distraction theft and are committed to proactively reducing this:
Please can the CPA members advise staff to look after their valuables in public places, particularly coffee shops and licensed premises. Pickpockets will target people who leave their wallets, bags, purses and mobile phones easily accessible. Distraction thieves will use maps, questions, friendly conversations, and a variety of other techniques to steal by stealth. We are proactively committed to preventing and detecting crime. In an emergency always call 999. Anyone who has information or has an non-emergency enquiry please contact 101 and ask for the City of London Police.