Shopping safety tips

People shopping at a mall. Photo:  Nick Procaylo/ The Province

People shopping at Metrotown Mall in Burnaby, B.C.
Photo: Nick Procaylo/The Province

 

Kim Trehan talks to reporters. Photo:   The Province

Kim Trehan talks to reporters.
Photo: The Province

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Kim Trehan went shopping on July 12, 2014.
It was a busy day at Metrotown in Burnaby.

Kim was in the food court. She ate lunch.
Then she got up from the table. Suddenly, a man grabbed her purse.

“Please stop that man. He stole my purse,” she screamed.
Matthew Gilhooly, 24, helped.
But the thief punched Matthew and ran away.

Kim is not sad about losing her purse.
She is upset because only one man tried to help.
About 100 people just watched and did nothing.

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Adapted from The Province