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Alexandria Police See Increase in Thefts of Property at Grocery Stores

The Alexandria Police Department has recently seen an increase in reports of items stolen from purses while victims were shopping at grocery stores. There have been at least six incidents since December.

These and all personal theft cases may be prevented by utilizing simple tips regarding your personal belongs.

  • Do not leave your purse or wallet unattended in your grocery cart while shopping.
  • Keep your purse closed.
  • Carry only items that are needed.
  • Take only the credit cards or cash you plan to use.

The Alexandria Police Department has released a flier with tips for shoppers and it is available for download at this link.

Please call 703.746.4444 to report a theft of belongings to the Alexandria Police Department.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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