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Today's viewpoint: Holiday shopping safety

Joe Sciortino Joe Sciortino

The decorations are up everywhere and the traffic is getting heavier around the mall and other retail areas.

These are all good signs that the holiday shopping season is here.

Unfortunately, something else that comes with this season are thieves looking for the opportunity to get what you might be gifting.

We urge you during this season as you travel and shop to be mindful of your surroundings.

Don’t leave items visible in your car. Park in a well-lit area and take a shopping buddy.

All of these things sound like common sense, but each year law enforcement reports incidents that could have been prevented by taking these simple steps to ensure your safety.

Have a terrific holiday shopping season.

This is today’s Viewpoint.

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