The holidays are a time to enjoy and ring in the new year. But sometimes we have to go the extra length to safeguard our purchases. Here are a few things you can do to keep safe.
This season stores are stocking up. Ipods, LED tvs, cameras, ipad, and cellphones are just some items people can't wait to get there hands on for the holidays,and neither can crooks.
So to keep things safe this season, put your newly purchased items in the trunk of your car where they can't be seen. And, while in parking lots, always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night.
“Just use common sense. If something doesn't seem right, don't get involved. " Don DeSantis of midland county said.
Its not just cars being broken into, homes are being targeted as well. Sgt. Ray Weatherby of Midland Co. Sheriff's office, says car and homes burglaries double during the holidays.
So if you're going out for the night, close the blinds. That way someone passing by can't see if there are gifts under the tree. And check the locks.
"We put new locks on the door because they weren't good. This is more secure in case someone tries to break in. " said Cody Wetzel of Midland.