The Concord Police Department (CPD) wants all Clacyordians to be aware every day, but especially during the Holiday season, when thieves target shoppers and take advantage of doorstep deliveries.
Here are a few tips on how to stay safe, courtesy of the CPD:
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, be aware that large shopping center parking lots are targets for thieves. Use common sense precautions when parking and leaving your vehicle:
- Park in a well-lit public area if possible
- Lock your doors
- Don’t leave anything valuable inside your vehicle where it can be seen. It only takes seconds to smash a window.
- Report suspicious persons loitering in parking lots to the police.
Also, as many packages are being delivered this time of year, be aware that thieves target these deliveries. Here are some suggestions on how to keep your packages safe:
- Pick them up as soon as possible after delivery. If you know you are receiving a package you might plan on being home when it is delivered.
- Have your package delivered to a friend or neighbor’s house who you know will be home at delivery time
- Have your package delivered to your work
- Request your package be held for pickup at the distribution office
If you see something suspicious, don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1!