For too many distracted shoppers, a trip to the grocery store ends with a stolen purse or wallet. But there are some common sense ways to protect your stuff. A New Jersey shopper examined a package of chicken recently in a grocery store, as a female thief swooped in and snatched her purse in a split second. Security consultant Bill Stanton showed Inside Edition how to make sure you don't become a victim. “It is so quick, people don't know it's happening,” he said.