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Around this time of the year, people tend to do a lot of shopping at grocery stores and other retailers. This is also the season in which crime goes up. Thieves like to target distracted shoppers who leave their purses or wallets in the basket while searching for or unloading items. This happens both inside and outside of stores frequented by residents.

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Below are a few tips on how to deter holiday thieves while shopping:

  1. Never leave your purse or wallet in the basket — take it with you
  2. Always be alert of your surroundings
  3. Don’t walk around with more cash than you need

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