Safety Tips for Holiday Shoppers


The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch reminds holiday shoppers to keep safety in mind as they hunt for those great bargains.

Holiday Shopping Tips:

  • Do not leave packages and valuables visible in car windows – lock them in the trunk of your vehicle when you leave a store.
  • Lock your vehicle at all times – including while filling up vehicle with gas – to avoid someone taking items out while you aren’t looking.
  • Never leave children or pets unattended in a locked/unlocked vehicle. Do not leave vehicles unattended with the engine running.
  • Have your keys in hand before exiting a store or business.
  • Be aware of surroundings at all time. If you feel uncomfortable, ask security staff to escort you.
  • Park in well-lit areas of the parking lot. If the lot has angled parking, it is safer to park in the lanes where normal traffic flow is going away from building.
  • Don’t carry large sums of cash when shopping – take only the checks, credit cards, debit cards or cash that you will need.
  • Be sure to get your I.D. or credit cards back when presenting them at a store or business.

For more crime prevention tips, please contact The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch at 281-210-3800 or visit the Neighborhood Watch webpage.

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