Sonora, Ca — The Thanksgiving Day weekend is the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season so many will be heading out to the stores on Friday.
Deputy Paul Tualla with the Tuolumne County Sheriff´s Office says it important to be on the lookout for thieves that try to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers.
?Keep your handbags and purses close by,? says Tualla. ?Don´t leave them sitting around because they can easily be taken.?
Tualla also advises residents to keep a close eye on credit cards, and when shopping online try to use secure and reputable sites. When using an ATM, be cognizant of the exterior surroundings. As soon as the money is retrieved, it is advised to immediately secure the cash and take the receipt.
When parking a vehicle, make sure that it is in a well lit and visible area. Don´t leave items in plain view; it is better to lock them in the in trunk.
Written by BJ Hansen