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Protect your purse with free fluorescent chains
Shoppers can get their hands on free, brightly coloured chains to protect their purses from bag dippers.
With Christmas just around the corner, more Derbyshire Dales people will be heading to the shops to pick up presents and often carrying larger amounts of cash with them than usual.
This seasonal trend can also attract thieves, who strike when shoppers are distracted while browsing or queuing up, and take purses from their bags.