12 Division police are warning women to be careful and pay attention their surroundings. They caution that there has been a number of purse snatchings in the area. Worryingly, they also warn that when “the victim has resisted the suspect has resorted to physical assault to get the purse.”
The muggers seem to target middle-age or older women. There were two reported snatchings in recent weeks at the corner of Jane and Lawrence.
Police suggest to only carry what you need on a day-to-day basis. Your humble reporter suggests having your husband carry your purse whenever possible. That has worked for his wife.