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POLICE OFFER SHOPPING SAFETY TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF THIS WEEK WITH THE AFTER THANKSGIVING “BLACK FRIDAY” SPECIALS.

AS SHOPPERS TAKE TO THE STREETS, THE POTENTIAL FOR CRIME ALSO INCREASES AS SOME LOOK TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CARELESSNESS BY THOSE OUT SHOPPING.

OFFICER LORI NOLTZE OF THE SIOUX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BECOMING A VICTIM:


OC….SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT OF YOUR CAR. ;16

WHILE SOME PREFER SHOPPING AFTER DARK, NOLTZE SAYS THOSE LATER TIMES CAN ALSO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CRIME:


OC……AT ALL TIMES. :22

AND WHILE MANY USE THEIR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS INSTEAD OF CARRYING CASH, NOLTZE SAYS TO MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THEM SECURE ALSO:


OC……….PLACED ON THEM. ;17

OFFICER NOLTZE SAYS TO HAVE YOUR VEHICLE KEYS READY WHEN YOU RETURN TO THE PARKING LOT TO LOAD YOUR PACKAGES, AND TO REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY YOU MAY SEE TO AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY.