Fighting crime in Shirley

This week we ventured out into our local community with Police Community Officer Nicky and handed out gadgets which prevent pick-pockets from stealing wallets and purses. Sainsbury’s kindly let us indoors out of the cold and all our gadget straps were snapped up by shoppers in just 2 hours, well done everybody. We are a step closer to gaining our Community Challenge Award and Shirley will sleep well tonight.

“The Scouts went down to Sainsbury’s and gave away anti theft gadgets that the police gave us. We also had banners and leaflets. You attach it onto your purse or bag, and the bell at the end rings if someone tries to steal it. We had to walk around the shop and ask people for a minute of their time to explain the device. Lots of people said they would like one.”
By Sam

We handed out things to people to stop their purse/wallet being stolen.
How they work… you attach a clip to your purse or wallet and the other to you or your bag.
The clips are attached together with elastic and bells so when a robber tries to steal your purse/wallet the bells ring and the elastic stops them taking the purse/wallet.
When we got back we played a game!
By Stan