4 Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

Shea GuntherMaher

With the holiday season in full swing, be sure to follow these safety tips to keep yourself and your belongings safe while you shop and enjoy the grid.

HIDE YOUR JUNK IN YOUR TRUNK. Don’t leave valuables such as shopping bags, wrapped gifts, purses or electronics in plain view inside your car. Lock your personal items in your trunk before you reach your destination.

ROLL IT & LOCK IT UPRegardless of how long you plan on being away from your car, be sure to roll up your windows and lock your car every time you park.

PARK SMART. Park in well-lit areas at night. If a stranger approaches while you are in a vehicle, keep the windows up, doors locked and engine running.

BE ALERT. Keep your head up and remain aware of your surroundings while you’re out and about. Avoid carrying cash and store credit cards and identification in the inner parts of your clothing.