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Posted on: November 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Victoria Police Department offers safety tips for holiday shoppers

A man reaches into a car holding a cellphone. A purse sits on the seat.

As the holiday shopping season approaches, the Victoria Police Department is reminding residents to be on the lookout for thieves who prey on holiday shoppers.

The Community Engagement Unit offers these tips to help residents protect themselves from criminal activity.

  • Pay attention to your surroundings. 
  • Always park in a well-lit spot close to your destination.
  • Keep your vehicles locked and make sure any packages or other valuables are out of sight, preferably secured in the trunk.
  • Take your keys or fob with you, even if you’re “only going to be a minute.”
  • Never carry large amounts of cash. Only carry the cash or credit cards needed to make your purchases.

For more tips on holiday safety and crime prevention, contact the Community Engagement Unit at 361-485-3808 or or follow the Victoria Police Department on Facebook.

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