Recently, the Mill Valley Police Department has received several reports of thieves targeting shoppers at local stores. The reports indicate that the thieves are targeting people who keep their personal items inside of shopping carts or baskets while grocery shopping. Thieves will wait for an individual to turn away or take an item off a shelf, and then remove the individual’s purse or wallet from the cart.
While Mill Valley is generally a safe, low-crime city, criminals don't honor the boundaries of city limits. By reducing opportunity, one can reduce the chances of becoming a victim. Please do not leave your purse or personal belongings unattended while you are shopping. The following tips are provided to help prevent theft.
If you have any information about any of the recent thefts, or realize that you were the victim of a theft, please contact the Mill Valley Police Department at 415-389-4100. Together, we will ensure Mill Valley remains a safe community for all to enjoy.