NUTLEY, NJ - Just a reminder: don’t leave your purse in your grocery store shopping cart. It just takes a second while you choose a ripe tomato or compare product labels. You won’t know your wallet’s gone until you go to check out. Meanwhile. the shopping cart pickpocket will be long gone.
A certain brand of thief makes a career of this M.O. They stalk their marks and wait for the opportunity given them.
Avoidance is simple: just keep your purse on your shoulder. Do not set it in the cart at all.
Nutley Police have taken several reports of pickpockets at local supermarkets.
Please watch your purse or pocketbook.