AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The Akron Police Department has shared a list of safety tips while people shop during the holiday season.
Police said it is important to avoid wearing flashy jewelry while you are out.
Investigators said it is also a good idea to avoid carrying too many bags.
The APD said you should not leave valuables visible in the car.
Rest of the tips the police department shared:
- Lock your car before shopping
- Shop during the day
- Shop with another person
- Look inside your car before getting in your vehicle
- Tell someone when you are going to go shopping
- Use credit cards instead of cash
- Listen to your instincts
- Park in well-lit parking spots
- Keep your purse close to you
- Lock all your car doors and trunk
- Be aware of your surroundings