Holiday shoppers beware: Thieves on the prowl

December 17, 2011 7:17:48 AM PST
There's just about a week left to do your last minute Christmas shopping and while you're looking for a good deal, thieves may be looking to make you their next target.

Today is Super Saturday. It comes with huge savings and deep discounts.

By some estimates, is the busiest shopping day of the year -- even exceeding Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

But while you're looking for a steal, there are some people looking to steal from you.

Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables will be out in full force at residential and business areas throughout north Harris County. The holiday initiative will be in place over the next couple of weeks.

Shoppers are warned to not leave purses or other valuables visible in their vehicles and to take someone with them when they shop.

"Certainly as crime attracts itself to the holiday season, people are looking for opportunities for attacking our homes and shopping areas," Pct. 4 Constable Ron Hickman said. "We want to make sure we put as much available visibility and manpower out there to meet the need and to make sure we add to the comfort of our community at this time."

Officials offered tips for shoppers, including have your keys in your hand, don't leave packages visible in your car, don't leave your purse in your seat and do things to minimize yourself, your car or your home as a target.

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