Sheriff offers tips for safe shopping during the holiday season
The holiday season is right around the corner and shoppers are crowding malls and discount stores to buy the latest gadgets and find the best deals. But what shoppers are neglecting is their safety.
“This time of year attracts more shopping-related criminal activity because of the larger crowds and the extended store hours,” said Haywood County Sheriff Bobby Suttles. “These factors and the usual distraction of shopping, creates a more favorable environment for petty thieves and other offenders.”
The sheriff reminds all Haywood County residents to follow these safety tips:
• Shopping safety
A single shopper is the best target for theft. Always shop with a friend or relative.
When going shopping, tell someone where you are going and what time to expect you to return. Also, make sure they ...