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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

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Shopping during the holiday season can present unique danger.

Taking a few prevention measures can help keep your holiday season joyous.

  • Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member.
  • Dress casually and comfortably.  
  • Avoid wearing expensive jewelry.  
  • Do not carry a purse or wallet, if possible.
  • Even though you are rushed and thinking about a thousand things, stay alert to your surroundings.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
  • Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when possible.
  • Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps.
  • (Source: L.A.P.D. Crime Prevention Section)

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