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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With only three days left before Christmas, lots of last minute South Georgia shoppers will be packing the shopping centers and Malls. Insurance experts say take care to make sure Christmas crooks don't rip off those presents you buy.

Parking lots around malls and shopping centers and big box stores are places that crooks can pick up some last minute gifts as well. Those you just paid for. Crime experts say that crooks will often watch for shoppers putting lots of packages in their parked cars, and then returning into the stores for more shopping. Then they break into your car and take them. Insurance agents say just locking your gifts in your trunk may not be enough.

State Farm Insurance Agent Tim Thomas said "If you go out and put your gifts in the trunk of your car, I would get into the car and drive it to another area of the mall. So if someone is scoping you out, then they won't hopefully follow you to that area, and won't be breaking into your car."

It's a good idea to keep your gifts in your trunk or out of sight on the floor of your car, so they are not easily seen by passing people. Lots of shopping centers like the Albany Mall have police patrolling for suspicious persons. Take advantage of that extra security, by parking in well lighted areas.

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