Take care not to advertise items thieves want

Take care not to advertise items thieves want

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - The Sylvester Police Department says that when we're thinking about having Happy Holidays, thieves are thinking about ripping us off.

But there are things you can do to avoid becoming a victim of theft during the holidays.

Follow these tips-

  • Don't leave valuables in plain view inside of your vehicle.
  • Be aware of carrying a purse in public.
  • When not at home, don't leave a front porch light on, but leave the side sensor floodlights on, leave a radio or TV playing while away.
  • If you have a good relationship with your neighbors and trust them, let them know to watch out for you and leave your emergency contact information with them.
  • Don't leave an open view of your Christmas tree with gifts shown in the window
  • Park closer to the store or business, so you or store employees can see if anyone try to enter your vehicle.
  • Before you exit your vehicle scan and assess the area, to make sure no one is watching or no crime is taking place.

Always report suspicious activity to authorities...

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