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Police Commissioner Gives Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Police Commissioner Novella E. Francis Jr. reminds the community to be safe during the holiday season. All over the United States and in the Virgin Islands criminals use the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to prey on individuals who may be distracted and preoccupied with last minute shopping. Being aware of your surroundings will help you have happy crime free holidays.
Park a vehicle in well lit areas and make sure the doors are locked while shopping. Make sure the area where the car is parked will have enough light during evening hours. Place purchases in the trunk or under the seat in the car. Never leave packages in plain sight in the vehicle as it welcomes criminal behavior.
Also, avoid carrying large amounts of cash. If possible use only credit cards, debit cards or checks. Don’t have a purse swinging or dangling from the shoulder, making it an easy target for someone to easily grab it.
The Virgin Islands Police Department will continue to give tips throughout the holiday season to encourage the public to practice home safety and vehicle safety as well as personal safety.

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Police Commissioner Novella E. Francis Jr. reminds the community to be safe during the holiday season. All over the United States and in the Virgin Islands criminals use the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to prey on individuals who may be distracted and preoccupied with last minute shopping. Being aware of your surroundings will help you have happy crime free holidays.
Park a vehicle in well lit areas and make sure the doors are locked while shopping. Make sure the area where the car is parked will have enough light during evening hours. Place purchases in the trunk or under the seat in the car. Never leave packages in plain sight in the vehicle as it welcomes criminal behavior.
Also, avoid carrying large amounts of cash. If possible use only credit cards, debit cards or checks. Don’t have a purse swinging or dangling from the shoulder, making it an easy target for someone to easily grab it.
The Virgin Islands Police Department will continue to give tips throughout the holiday season to encourage the public to practice home safety and vehicle safety as well as personal safety.