POLICE are warning shoppers to be vigilant after a spate of handbag thefts in Ashfield.
Officers have dealt with about five offences of a similar nature during the last two weeks.
A spokesman from Nottinghamshire Police said: “ We are urging shoppers to be vigilant against thieves. Protect your property, always zip or fasten closed your handbag/purse, position your handbag under your arm and do not leave it unattended.
“Do not carry large quantities of cash and, where possible, try not to keep all your valuables in the same bag.”
To report suspicious activity contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.