WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Downtown West Palm Beach bar owners are warning customers to guard their purses.
A couple of restaurant managers on Clematis Street have reported an increase of purses stolen.
One manager at Reef Road Rum Bar says in the last nine months, he's seen a number of items stolen from customers as they sit outside to eat. Most of the crimes happen when a woman leave's her purse hanging on the back of a chair.
Now, the bar is adding extra secuirty. "We have a door guy that protects our guest sitting out front," said the manager.
Reef Road Rum Bar is also posting fliers alerting customers to the uptick in purse snatchings.