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It's an innovative way to show women how to hold onto their money while shopping.
And there's one simple tip that anyone can use and put it right there and walk for -- I'll.
And sometimes I walk away get something from another -- for whatever and I don't know we look at it.
-- food shopping can cost you more than what you pay at the cash register.
Cops say it's a place where women are distracted by what they're buying and may not be paying attention to their purses.
Leading them in the grocery cart and then stepping away.
Making that bagging easy target for a thief.
Statistics are hard to come by because a crime -- lumped together with other petty larceny.
-- security expert bill Staten says women should be more aware.
It is on the rise because it's easy pickings why you're picking out those tomatoes the bad guys picking your bag.
Shoppers like chairman taco acknowledged that its way to -- to liter per unattended.
I've been doing it as long as I can remember I can't tell you how many times I've walked away.
Like it in different -- or whatever it was my purse sitting there -- sound.
That's something that we should be more aware of now people's united bank is trying to make women more aware with the campaign culprits patrol.
Working within -- -- that police department and the local AMP they put stickers like this on unattended purses then bring it to the attention of the shopper.
Cops were surprised by how many bags they tagged but the overall reaction has been appreciation.
Says bank PP -- -- -- Very positive.
We had a lot of people call us and say we're glad we did that and we were out at the -- he would physical and and helping the community.
People's united bank says that they plan to hold more -- patrols in the area in the months ahead.
In the -- I'm Lisa Evers Fox 5 News.
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