Thieves are using a terrifying tactic to snatch bags from unsuspecting shoppers – and it’s been captured on CCTV, NZ Herald reports. Police are investigating a series of bag snatches recently, particularly in the Botany and Papatoetoe areas. Counties Manukau police warn that thieves are blocking parked cars from reversing out of their car parks, before opening passenger doors and grabbing handbags from the front seat. Sergeant Nicolas Jensen says the police are taking the matter very seriously, also noting, “Don’t carry heaps of cash on you; when you get in your car, lock your doors. Put your handbag under your front seat.”

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