Holiday Safety Tips #1

Holiday Season is a special time of year.  And with it comes careless and vulnerability to theft and other holiday crime.  For the month of December,  we will post a series of safety precautions to help insure you have a wonderful holiday.  Our Tip #1 features Shopping at Malls. 

  • Avoid driving alone or at night. 
  • Keep all car doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your car. Set your alarm or use an anti-theft device.
  • If you must shop at night, park in a well-lighted area. 
  • Avoid parking next to vans, trucks with camper shells, or cars with tinted windows. 
  • Park as close as you can to your destination and take notice of where you parked.
  • Never leave your car unoccupied with the motor running or with children inside. 
  • Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car. This creates a temptation for thieves. If you must leave something in the car, lock it in the trunk or put it out of sight.
  • Be sure to locate your keys prior to going to your car.
  • Keep a secure hold on your purse, handbag and parcels. Do not put them down or on top of the car in order to open the door.
  • When approaching or leaving your vehicle, be aware of your surroundings. 
  • Do not approach your car alone if there are suspicious people in the area. 
  • Ask mall or store security for an escort before leaving your shopping location. 

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