The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. Unfortunately, some criminals take advantage of this festive season to commit crimes on suspecting victims. Take a couple of minutes to read these helpful tips on keeping yourself safe during the holidays.

Some things to keep in mind when you are out:

  • Never leave valuable items in clear view in your vehicle  ̶  thieves target your car for items they see; put your valuables in the trunk
  • Always lock your vehicle when you park
  • Park in well-lit areas
  • Park in an area with heavy foot traffic, not in an isolated spot
  • When stopping for fuel, always lock your vehicle if you leave it
  • When pumping gas, lock the doors on the other side of the car to prevent thieves from grabbing your purse or other valuables while your attention is diverted
  • Never leave your keys in your car or the ignition  ̶  your car key ring usually has your house keys on it, and this could prove dangerous and costly

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