Latest figures suggest that thefts from the person are up across London and that is supported by our local figures. Businesses, especially restaurants and bars, are reminded to be vigilant and remind customers to take care of their belongings. Apparently there have been issues in Islington with a group who have people that appear to have “Big Issue” sellers amongst them. They go into premises to sell the magazine and then take phones. The Big Issue can only be sold on the street so please do not allow people purporting to sell the magazine into your premises to trade.