Stay safe during holiday shopping

By South Windsor Police Department
Statewide - posted Thu., Dec. 8, 2011
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The South Windsor Police Department has issued the following tips for safe holiday shopping:

• Even though you are rushed and thinking about many things, stay alert to your surroundings. Keep cell phone calls to a minimum while walking to and from your car.

• Always park where there is plenty of light, not only around your car, but also the path from your car to the mall or store entrance.

• Don’t hesitate to ask for a security escort if you feel unsafe.

• Keep your car locked at all times. Use the trunk of your car to keep your packages out of sight.

• Remove expensive items, such as GPS units and purses/computer cases, from view and lock them in your trunk.

• Have your keys in your hand before you go to your car.

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