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Another robbery - Downtown

Original post made by Curious, Downtown North, on Nov 17, 2008

Here's the story at KNTV about a robbery of a woman on the street on Saturday, 6:00 pm on Webster St, between Hamilton & Forest

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Posted by S.P.A. Resident
a resident of South of Midtown
on Nov 17, 2008 at 7:54 am

Well, if I ever go Downtown again I won't carry a purse or a backpack. I won't buy anything either!!!!

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Posted by Woman
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 17, 2008 at 8:49 am

When these designer type backpacks became fashionable a few years ago as alternatives to handbags or purses, I was very sceptical and vowed I would never use one. The straps are so skinny and they can easily be pickpocketed. I know that they are popular because they keep the weight even on both shoulders and keep both hands free, but really they are not a good idea.

If you must walk carrying a backpack, make sure it looks like a kid's school backpack and keep your wallet, phone and keys in safe inside pockets of your coat. If you are carrying a laptop or ipod, don't advertise the fact. The older and more beaten up the backpack looks, the better.

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