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Media advisory,
Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,
Eglinton Square Shopping Centre (Food Court area),
1 Eglinton Square,
41 Division's Operation Jingle continues



Broadcast time: 08:44
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

41 Division
416-808-4100


Operation Jingle kicked off last Friday, as part of a 41 Division Holiday crime prevention initiative.

Due to the overwhelming response, officers will be re-attending Eglinton Square Shopping Centre, 1 Eglinton Square, (Food Court Area), on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Officers are taking a proactive approach to help prevent the occurrence of purse and wallet distraction-type thefts.

Distraction theft affects some of the most vulnerable people in our community, older women.

Festively named Operation Jingle, officers will be giving away little jingle bells to female shoppers, in particular seniors, to attach to their wallets. These bells are a simple yet effective way of helping alert women if someone is trying to steal their wallet.

Officers will be also be speaking to shoppers and raising awareness about distraction thefts and personal safety during the busy holiday period.

For more information, please contact Constable Mark McCabe at 416-808-4127 or by email at mark.mccabe@torontopolice.on.ca.


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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Mark McCabe, 41 Division