Spate of pickpocketing leads to police delivering a warning

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Police have warned shoppers to be on their guard after a spate of pickpocketing and bag-snatching incidents.

On Monday, September 5, at around 3.15pm, an elderly lady was targeted outside Tesco in Regent Street, Kirkintilloch, by a woman who claimed she had dropped a £5 note.

After distracting her, she stole a bank card from the victim’s bag.

Earlier that day, at around 12noon, a handbag was stolen from a woman shopping in the Deafbling shop in Kirkintilloch’s Townhead.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, September 4, at around 5pm, a purse was taken from a woman’s bag outsideAsda in Bishopbriggs.

Call police on 101.