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How to stay safe while shopping this holiday season

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Police have some tips for you tonight as you prepare to do your Christmas shopping.

Law enforcers say they always see an increase in crime during the holidays

They say you should put your packages in your trunk, not on the seats where crooks can see them.

They also suggest using the buddy system instead of shopping alone.

"Shop in groups. That is for males and females. Don't be caught alone, by yourself. Dark and late night with pocketbook full of money, or arm full of merchandise that you have just bought," says Corporal Brian Covington, with the Crime Prevention Unit.

Police also remind you always to lock your car and your home.

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