A man was shot early Friday morning when robbers confronted him and his family in front of a San Francisco-area Walmart, demanding their purchases.
The incident is a reminder that in the midst of holiday preparation over the next month, holiday shopping is also a perfect time for crooks to strike. Crime analysts say there is a notable increase in burglaries to vehicles.
People are advised to stay cautious and vigilant at this time of year. Police offer tips to decrease the likelihood of becoming victim of a crime.
-Never leave valuables in your vehicle.
-Shop during the day instead of at night.
-Never park in an unlit area, no matter how convenient it might be.
-Have your keys in hand as you walk to your vehicle, and scan the interior to be sure no one is hiding inside.
Contact police if you have information on a crime, or call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP if you wish to remain anonymous.