Trail shoppers – keep close eye on your purse

Warning rings true at this time of year

With the Christmas season upon us and the stores getting more and more crowded I write this as a warning to all women.

Keep an eye on your purse at all times as it only takes a split second for some unscrupulous person to grab it.

I speak from experience as my purse was stolen at the mall on July 21st.

I thought I was keeping a very close eye on it especially after what happened to me a few years ago. I accidentally left my purse in a store downtown. I got it back but unfortunately someone had found it first, left it where they found it and robbed me of $60.

This time I wasn’t so lucky. I lost everything as my purse was never found or returned and I’m out over $300 trying to replace at least somethings but somethings can’t be replaced. I dearly wish I could have it back.

I’m still paying for this loss with not much hope of recouping any of the money so it has hit me very hard since I’m on low income and work part time and collect empties to supplement my income but still have a hard time getting by.

Christmas is hard enough on those of us on low income but mine will be even bleaker because of this person who stole my purse.

I’ve learned a hard lesson that you have to keep an eye on your purse at all times. And if you can’t afford to lose it don’t carry it in your purse.

If you must carry it with you, carry it separately.

I’m hoping by writing this letter I can prevent even one person from going through what I have been going through the last few months. And gentlemen this also applies to you. Keep an eye on your wallets too.

Cindy De Meulenaere

Trail

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