SUPERMARKET shoppers are being targeted by purse thieves.

Sussex Police are warning residents to be on their guard following a spate of bag and purse thefts in restaurants and supermarkets including Waitrose in Western Road, Brighton, and Sainsbury’s in Old Shoreham Road, Hove, last month.

Thieves have been using the cards to make purchases until they are cancelled.

Anyone with information should email or ring 101.