Don’t Let Grinches Ruin Your Holiday Shopping Season

If you’ll be out shopping on Black Friday or F5-ing your way through Cyber Monday, please be mindful that this is also a busy season for car prowlers and package thieves.

SPD’s Crime Analysis Unit has identified the spots most heavily-targeted by prowlers during last year’s holiday shopping season, and while the department will have officers patrolling these areas, you can also help us make things harder for thieves. 

IRL shoppers: never leave anything of value in your vehicle, even if it’s just for a minute, and park in well-lit areas. Read more about car prowl prevention here.

If you’re ordering online, have your package delivered, have it sent to a secure location whenever possible.

You can also read more about securing your home and how SPD investigates mail theft and other property crimes here.