(LIVERMORE, Calif.) -- Holiday shopping is now in full swing, and police in Livermore are offering shoppers some tips on remaining safe while bargain hunting.
The Livermore Police Department is advising shoppers to ensure they have tight control of their belongings and are aware of their surroundings while shopping.
Police are offering the following tips:
- Do not place a purse or personal bag down while looking at items or walk away from a purse to another display.
- Do not place a wallet or credit/debit card on the counter for the store employee before they are ready to take it.
- Do not place a cellphone or keys on the counter while paying for items.
- Do not leave purses or personal bags open/unzipped, allowing suspects to see or take items out.
- Do not place other shopping bags down and unattended while paying for new items.
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