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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Post Date:11/27/2019 10:34 AM

Thanksgiving weekend ushers in the busiest shopping season of the year. Stores and parking lots will be extra crowded with holiday shoppers. This time may also be an invitation to thieves who could take this opportunity to do their own type of “shopping.” 

To keep you safe during the holiday season, the Melbourne Police Department offers the following safety tips:

  • Always park in well-lit areas.
  • Lock your vehicle and make sure all windows are closed.
  • Keep all valuables out of sight – including purses, GPS devices, phones, sunglasses, and gifts. 
  • Keep purses and handbags closed and within sight while shopping. Do not leave your purse in a shopping cart unattended — even for a moment. 

It’s easy to get distracted during this busy time of year. Be aware of your surroundings and follow these simple precautions to keep your holiday shopping trips safe and enjoyable. 

Photo by CDC via army.mil.

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