Shopping Safety Tips

Brigantine Police Shopping Safety Tips

KNXV shopping_1415987394857_9592730_ver1.0_640_480Shopping during the holiday season can present unique danger. The holiday season is a time when busy people become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. Taking a few prevention measures can help protect your safety and keep your holiday season joyous.

With the start of the holiday shopping season, Brigantine Police want to remind shoppers of some important safety tips:

  1. NEVER leave any packages in your vehicle in plain sight. Always put them in your trunk BEFORE you get to your next destination. For example: If you have a number of packages from one store, put them in your trunk BEFORE you arrive at the next store, restaurant, etc. DON’T put your packages in the trunk AFTER you arrive because someone could be watching.
  2. NEVER leave any personal items in your vehicle in plain sight. This includes money(even loose change), credit cards, cell phones, purses and GPS Units. Police advise you to remove the GPS unit and if necessary, take it with you. That includes even the suction cup, if that can be removed.
  3. ALWAYS park in lighted areas. Do NOT park in remote areas.
  4. NEVER leave doors unlocked or windows open.
  5. ALWAYS leave yourself extra time. By giving yourself extra time, you’ll be able to remind yourself of these basic shopping holidaysafety tips.
  6. If you see anything suspicious, call 911.

If you have questions contact the Brigantine Police Department’s  at (609) 266-7414

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