Keep bag snatchers away with simple trick over Christmas

THE Christmas rush can be the perfect time for thieves and bag-snatchers to prey on unwary shoppers.

But thanks to police in the US, an ingenious, cheap and simple trick has been revealed that can keep you, and your bag, safe from the criminals.

"Growing older is inevitable, ageing is optional": Read more at Seniors News

How you ask? Simple. The child safety belt on your shopping trolley.

A child safety belt and a carbineer clip could be the end of your shopping worries!
A child safety belt and a carbineer clip could be the end of your shopping worries!

The Windham Police Department (WPD) in New Hampshire posted on their Facebook page that your bag (properly zipped up of course) can be secured "to the cart by clipping the child safety belt through the strap(s)".

Don't have a safety belt on your trolley? Duck out to your local hardware store and pick up a relative inexpensive carbineer clip and then keep it on your bag at all times.

"Simply clip the carabiner to the trolley" the WPD continued. "And your bag is more secure!"



We debate Christmas Day sport as Big Bash considers games

premium_icon We debate Christmas Day sport as Big Bash considers games

The Chronicle's and News-Mail's sports editors have their say.

EXCITING NEWS: Popular skin clinic to open in Hervey Bay

premium_icon EXCITING NEWS: Popular skin clinic to open in Hervey Bay

The doors will open just in time for summer.

Local Partners