Barrow police investigating a spate of purse thefts are warning female clubbers to take care of their possessions when out on nights out in Barrow.
Officers have linked four recent thefts due to their similar nature and the fact that they have occurred in pubs and clubs in the town centre. The thefts took place between 12/06/10 and 20/06/10 and in all cases, the victims have been women who have had their mobile phones and purses taken out of their bags from button or open compartments.
PC Claire-Marie Axcell said; “We take incidents of this nature very seriously and would urge those on nights out to take care of their belongings. By taking simple precautions such as not leaving bags and mobiles unattended, making sure bags are fastened securely and not leaving valuable items on show can stop an opportunist thief from striking.
“We have launched an investigation and are looking for a man who was seen acting suspiciously in Club M on the night of 13 June 2010 in connection with these thefts. He is described as being under 6ft and was seen tugging a female’s bag when she was in the queue for the bar in Club M at around 2am. Did you or anyone you know see a male acting suspiciously?
“If you witnessed any of the thefts or have any information, please contact me at Barrow Police station on 0845 3300247.”