Scarves are being made by ex-offenders as part of a police scheme in Leicestershire to cut down on jewellery thefts.
Officers from Leicestershire Police hope the scarves will encourage women from Asian communities especially to cover up their necklaces and other accessories.
It has been said that previous summers had seen a rise in gold chain snatches. So far this year that has not been the case.
The scarves are made by people as part of an unpaid work order with the fabric donated by local retailers.
PC Laura Nutt states: “We wanted to do something different that would help us get our message across and we came up with the scarf idea.
“We understand that it is important to Asian women to wear their jewellery and this scheme is a perfect way of enabling them to do that and keep it safe at the same time.
“We are going to visit local women’s groups and give the scarves to women and talk to them about why we are giving them out and how they can keep themselves safe and their jewellery out of sight.”