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Maryland Capitol Police
Monday April 18th, 2016 :: 05:13 p.m. EDT


Purse Snatching - State Employee victim of purse snatching in Bolton Hill area. No injuries. No further action.

A State Employee was walking on Jordan Street at Waxter Way when three juveniles approached and snatched her purse. Items within purse where recovered, except cell phone.

No injuries were reported. If you have information about this or any other crime, contact MCP Criminal Investigations: 410-767-4595

Due to their necessity and high dollar value, cell phones are fast becoming a favorite target of thieves. To reduce your chances of becoming the victim of a cell phone theft or robbery, Maryland Capitol Police offers the following safety tips:

• Always be aware of your surroundings. Thieves may be watching you.

• Ensure your cell phone is enabled with a security password.

• Avoid becoming distracted by your cell phone conversation/texting when walking on the street.

• Keep your cell phone out of sight. Don't hang it from your purse or jacket.

• Switch the ringer off to avoid attracting the attention of thieves.

• Never loan your cell phone to a stranger. In case of an emergency, offer to make the call for them.

• Consider using hands-free technology.

• Never leave your cell phone unattended.

Maryland Capitol Police
301 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Non-emergencies: 410-767-4793

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