While the chance of being robbed in St Helens is very low, we should all take steps to make ourselves less of a target.

Protect yourself from theft

  • When out and about, keep your bag closed and close to your body, and never leave it unattended.
  • Use a purse cable to keep your purse or wallet attached to you. Purse bells will also alert you to any unwanted attention.
  • Use cash machines in a well lit areas, keep your pin code covered, and don't let anybody peer over your shoulder. Put your cash away as soon as possible.
  • Use a card protector - now that contactless payments can be made up to £100, keep your card inside a card protector to prevent contactless fraud.
  • If your cards are stolen cancel or deactivate them straight away, do not wait until you get home.
  • Trust your instincts - if something feels wrong, and you feel like you are being followed, find sanctuary in a shop and ask to an employee for help.
  • Remember to register your valuables on imobilise.com