Wallet Snatched At Cookstown Mall

Distraction Theft

A woman had her wallet snatched Sunday afternoon at Tanger Outlet Mall. She told South Simcoe Police she hung up her purse to try on clothes at the Tommy Hilfiger store. Security video shows a man and woman approach. While he blocked the victim’s view, his accomplice took the wallet from the purse. Police offer this advice “Keeping control of your valuables is an essential element in preventing theft. Never leave a purse or wallet unattended at any time. A professional thief can steal your property in seconds.”