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Robbery on Reddal Hill Road

Alert message sent 19/03/2020 14:49:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police

The incident occurred between 21:27hrs and 21:37hrs as the female victim was walking toward the bus stop. She was pushed from behind up against a wall and kicked and her purse was removed from her pocket. There is no description of the offender as she did not see them.

1.Always be aware of your surroundings, vigilant of activity around you and attentive to individuals approaching, walking purposely and with confidence.
2.Do not allow yourself to be distracted by activity such as talking on your mobile phone, listening to music or reading.
3.Try to travel with others, walk in well-travelled areas, and at night in well lit areas.
4.Protect your electronics by not displaying them.
5.Resist the urge to multi-task while walking; wait to make phone calls, check your email and listen to music at your destination.
6.If you purchase an electronic device check on the availability of a tracking system for the device (usually free at time of purchase).
7.Do not use ATMs that are located in remote areas, use ATMs during the daylight hours in well-populated areas.
8.Do not display large amounts of cash when paying for items, and do not display exces­sive jewellery.
9.Men: if you carry wallet, place the wallet in your front hip pocket or inside jacket pocket- do not carry in your back pant pocket.
10.Women: when you will be walking in public spaces carry a small handbag or purse that you can grasp with a hand.
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Stephanie King (Police, PCSO, Sandwell Rowley)

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