Senior Supt warns parents to be on guard while last minute shopping

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Senior Supt warns parents to be on guard while last minute shopping

Parents have been told to be mindful of their surroundings and avoid flaunting large sums of cash while shopping for back to school items.

Snr Supt of the Southern Division Richard Smith, in a GML interview, said while a large influx of shoppers was expected in the different cities and boroughs across the country ahead of the new school term, bandits may also use the opportunity to find easy victims.

Smith is urging shoppers to walk with a group of friends or relatives when visiting stores to discourage bandits from attacking them.

“Try not to put yourself in danger but if someone tries to snatch your bag, you can pull it back. Strength in numbers.

“When you buy your goods, if you go to the bank and withdraw your cash, don’t put your cash in your vehicle and go all over the place and leave it there.

“Try to avoid withdrawing a large sum of money in one transaction, use your bank card for purchases, you may not believe people are watching you but they are looking at you, sometimes when you least expect it,” Smith said.