A woman visited the toilet in John Lewis at Bluewater and hung her handbag on the back of the toilet door. As she carried on about her business,a hand suddenly appeared over the top of the stall and grabbed her bag clean off the hook! She immediatley reported the incident to the head of security, who inturn informed the manager of the store.
A couple of days later she had a call to say her bag had been found,without her purse.She arranged a time to go and meet the manager to collect her things. On arriving at the John Lewis store at the agreed time,the manager was not expecting her - neither was the head of security - nothing had been found,no one had called. When the lady got home,her house had been burgled,with no sign of forced entry,the Police believe they had used her Driving License for the address and her keys to let themselves in!
This is real - it isn't just a scaremongering story and many will be so shocked at how complex bag snatching crime has become. Please be extra vigilant ladies,with the credit crunch there are a lot of desperate criminals out there!!
Not sure if this true, someone emailed it to me....but still very worrying stuff!!