JO Mulville is warning people to be on their guard after her purse was stolen in the Sainsbury’s car park in Eastbourne.

It happened yesterday.

This is a typical ploy in busy car parks by distraction thieves (the damage to your car trick!) – one thief doing the distraction and accomplice entering the car just after shopping and bags put in it.

Jo said: “Just a warning if you shop at the big Sainsbury, my purse was stolen from my handbag on my passenger seat this morning when a man distracted me to say my car had been hit.

“Currently jumping through countless hoops to get my cards etc replaced. Be vigilant.”