A new video dramatically demonstrates to shoppers how they are leaving their property at risk of being stolen by pickpockets.
The video shows a professional magician fitted with a covert camera putting phone shaped cards into open pockets and bags of shoppers in a Dover high street. Members of the production team then stopped the people, explained what had happened, and filmed their reaction when they discovered the cards.
Several said they realised that if someone could put something into their bag, they could easily have taken something out. “It won't be open again,” said one woman.
A subject particularly relevant in the run-up to Christmas, the video will be promoted across the county to encourage people to think again about where they leave their valuables.
The video was developed by the Dover Partnership Against Crime with grants by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Awards for All lottery fund.