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24. It only takes a matter of seconds for a thief to reach over and swipe our mobile phone, wallet or handbag from where it’s been set down on a pub or restaurant table.

So we should always keep an eye on our valuables when out in public, especially in crowded places. If  carrying a handbag, make sure it’s on our arm at all times and zipped up. Not leaving mobile phones, MP3 players or other digital devices unattended in public places.

It’s important too to be aware that leaving evidence of our address with other valuables could present a real risk. It’s a good idea not to keep a record of where we live in the same handbag as house keys; in case it is stolen.

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