Staying Safe During The Holiday Season

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

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.


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  • by Fay Location: Power on Nov 27, 2011 at 10:25 PM
    Marv,Thing happen anywhere,all you need is to kkep your head up and beware,Where did you move to,The Moon??
  • by Me on Nov 27, 2011 at 08:32 PM
    Get your conceal permit.
  • by ME on Nov 27, 2011 at 06:55 PM
    MARV: You moved away from a great city, I've lived here since 1979, have never had a problem, not even a car or home broken into, its not luck, I believe in being proactive, not reactive.
  • by Liberty's Teeth on Nov 27, 2011 at 10:06 AM
    Marv, the incident in this story didn't even happen in the Springs. While we're on the topic though crime is inherent in any city and Colorado Springs is still well within the average statistics for a city of comparable size. Anywhere you're living near other people, there's going to be criminals. People become victims because they allow themselves the illusion of safety. A key element of safety that this article neglected to address is situational awareness. People need to remember to keep alert and aware of their surroundings instead of walking around preoccupied, making phone calls, texting friends or letting themselves be distracted by any number of other things. Take the time to watch what's going on around you and you'll most likely spot trouble long before it finds you.
  • by Liberty's Teeth on Nov 27, 2011 at 09:52 AM
    Marv, the incident in this story didn't even happen in the Springs. While we're on the topic though crime is inherent in any city and Colorado Springs is still well within the average statistics for a city of comparable size. Anywhere you're living near other people, there's going to be criminals. People become victims because they allow themselves the illusion of safety. A key element of safety that this article neglected to address is situational awareness. People need to remember to keep alert and aware of their surroundings instead of walking around preoccupied, making phone calls, texting friends or letting themselves be distracted by any number of other things. Take the time to watch what's going on around you and you'll most likely spot trouble long before it finds you.
  • by Marv on Nov 27, 2011 at 07:34 AM
    My favorite way to stay safe was moving out of Colorado Springs. Used to be a nice place, but started going downhill couple years ago. Don't miss it.
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