12/06/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2018 05:47
During the holidays, criminals are working overtime and they are looking for any opportunity to steal your purse, wallet or packages when you are out shopping.
It is easy to become distracted when checking your shopping list or talking with shop staff or friends, but crime prevention specialists say you need to pay attention to your surroundings. Make sure you are cautious in the store and when getting in and out of your vehicle in the parking lot outside.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will also be on alert at various shopping centers throughout the county to keep shoppers safe.
Here are some crime prevention tips to keep the thieves away while out shopping: