The holiday season is upon us! While anytime is a good time to think about personal safety and crime prevention, the Watsonville Police Department wants to share some holiday shopping safety tips to protect yourself against becoming a victim of crime.
When going shopping, keep in mind the following:
Avoid shopping by yourself. Invite a friend or family member; there is safety in numbers. Try to park in a well-lit, well-trafficked area of the parking lot at stores and malls. Avoid secluded and dark areas and always be alert and aware of your surroundings and any potential danger signs. This lessens the criminal’s “window of opportunity.”