SAFE HOLIDAY SHOPPING TIPS
• Be aware. Contact authorities or ask a store employee to walk you to your car if needed. • Keep valuables hidden out of sight in your vehicle. This includes GPS, laptops, cell phones and purses, as well as packages recently purchased. • When shopping, keep purses closed so that wallets are not easily snatched. • Keep car doors locked. • Be aware of strangers. This time of year thieves may try a variety of ways to distract you with the intention of taking money or belongings. • Watch purchases while eating in mall food courts; bags can be easily switched or taken. • Have your keys in hand when leaving the store. When in doubt call 911 officers would rather respond and there be nothing wrong then have someone wait until a crime has occurred.