Holiday Shopping Safety

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Published on August 24, 2018 -

Holiday Shopping Safety

The chaos of last minute holiday shopping can put consumers at a greater risk for theft.

News 25’s Kendra Turley shares several holiday safety tips to keep in mind while you’re out shopping over the next couple of weeks.

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Holiday Shopping Safety

The chaos of last minute holida- shopping can put consumers at a- greater risk for theft.

- news 25's kendra turley shares- several holiday safety tips to- keep- in mind while you're out- shopping over the next couple o- weeks.- - christmas time is a busy season- for - many retailers but it's also a- busy season for thieves, lookin- for easy- targets.- sot full koneshia lewis - - holiday shopper - "i've actually seen someone tak like a watch container and like- walk out of dillard's with- it.

Yes!"

Holiday thieves use the crowded- and hectic atmosphere as a prim- time to - steal anything from merchandise- off of shelves, to purses off o- shoulders.- just days ago, two women stole - purse in the parking lot of a - biloxi wal-mart.- christopher deback - biloxi pd- "i'd say around this time it's more so in the parking- lots that we're seeing things - but there are stuff that are- happening in the store.

" even greater risk can arise fro- purse-snatching, such as- identity- theft or a stolen vehicle if ca- keys are inside of the bag at - the time.

- so how do you stay clear of thi- rising crime trend?

- stand up- "the best way to avoid being a victim of purse - theft is to not carry a purse a- all.

Officials recommend- carrying necessary items such a- your card and cash in your- pocket instead.

" - - - if you must carry a purse, carr- it next to your body with the - purse flap- against you.- ashlyn breland - holiday shoppe- "i always keep my cross-body.

I always, usually - have it across me and just keep- it close by and it's good.

It - works out.- and avoid talking on the phone- when walking through parking- lots.

It- - - - could make you seem vulnerable- to robbers plus your cell phone- itself- can be another tempting target.- christopher deback - biloxi pd- " " so while you're out buying that- last minute gift or more- decorations for - - -

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