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Bristol Police Department Offers Tips for a Safe Holiday Shopping Season

December 06, 2018 - 10:15 pm
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Bristol, Conn. - It's the holiday season, which means incidents of theft and robbery tend to increase.  To help prevent holiday thefts, the Bristol Police Department is increasing patrols around convenience stores, shopping malls and financial institutions.

However, they are also asking your help to prevent robberies.  Police remind shoppers to follow these simple tips to help keep your holiday shopping season safe during the season.

Tips include:

  • Stay alert and pay attention to your surroundings, especially when walking to your car
  • Keep cash and cards out of sight
  • Be aware of strangers that approach you
  • Do not leave valuables unattended in shopping carts or vehicles
  • Park in well lit areas 
  • When using an ATM, choose a safe location

Police also want to remind residents to always report any and all suspicious activity to law enforcement.