LAS CRUCES, NM - The Las Cruces Police Department is encouraging shoppers to follow some basic safety tips that may help keep them out of harm’s way this holiday season.
Possibly the most sensible rule doubles as the most enjoyable: take a friend as people are less vulnerable to criminal activity when traveling together.
Additional shopping safety tips include:
• Do not leave personal electronics, valuables, merchandise or wrapped presents visible in a vehicle. Conceal those items in a trunk or take them home before continuing to shop.
• Roll up windows and lock doors when leaving vehicle.
• Never leave children or pets alone in a parked vehicle.
• If you take children shopping, keep them nearby at all times.