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Police Warn: This Is Why You Should Carry A Carabiner On Your Purse

The Windham, New Hampshire police department has a holiday shopping safety tip that you won't want to miss! Carry a carabiner.

Women all over America are now carrying carabiners on their purse for this one incredible reason. The Windham, New Hampshire Police Department urge women to clip carabiners to their purses when they go shopping. You can use the carabiner to clip your purse to your shopping cart when you go to the store. Alternatively, you can also use the child safety straps many carts have as a safety clip as well. (1) Don't let your purse get snatched this holiday season. Take the advice of the brave men and women of the Windham, New Hampshire Police Department. You could save your purse from being snatched from your cart when you aren't looking with these simple tips! Instead of letting yourself get caught off guard this year let's throw a wrench in that purse-snatching Grinch's plans.

This tip was shared by Common Sense Self Defense on Facebook, repeating guidance by the Windham, New Hampshire Police Department: (2)

A shopping safety tip for women. When using a shopping cart as you browse through the store, keep your purse zipped or closed and secure it to the cart by clipping the child safety belt through the strap(s). This will help in preventing someone from taking advantage of your distraction and running off with the purse. For those carts that don’t have the child strap, keep an inexpensive carabiner clip attached to your purse strap. Simply clip the carabiner to the cart and your purse is more secure. HAPPY SHOPPING!

You can also use the child safety straps of your shopping cart as a safety clip for your purse.

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