HOW IT CAN HAPPEN
- Approaching victim on the pretext of striking up a conversation or seeking assistance.
- Snatching the handbag from behind the victim.
- Soiling victim’s clothing and offering to clean dirt stains on it.
- Telling victim that his money has dropped on the floor.
- Avoid wearing lots of jewellery and carrying large sums of cash;
- Carry your sling bag in front of you, or clasp it firmly under your arm;
- Avoid walking through dimly lit, quiet and secluded places;
- Carry a shrill alarm to sound for help;
- When returning home alone or late at night, arrange for a family member or trusted friend to escort you home; and
- If you suspect that you are being followed, remain calm. Proceed to a crowded area or call the Police for assistance.
IF YOU ARE TAKING THE LIFT
- Avoid taking the lift with a stranger. Let the stranger take the lift and wait for the next one; and
- When entering the lift alone, stay close to the lift button panel. Press “Door Open” and step out immediately when a stranger rushes in as the lift door is closing.
- If you are confronted by a thief, stay calm and take note of his or her appearance, attire, height, or any other distinctive physical features if possible.
- Call the Police as soon as possible so that our officers can reach the location quickly to assist you.