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.


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.


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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