Important crime fighting tips to keep in mind this holiday season.
West Palm Beach, FL (December 5, 2019)—
Chief Frank Adderley and the City of West Palm Beach Police Department (WPBPD) would like to remind the public how to be extra vigilant and avoid being a victim this holiday season. The most common crimes during the busy holidays are:
- Porch thefts
- Auto burglaries
Keep porch pirates at bay by scheduling deliveries when you are home or purchase a porch lock box for deliveries. If you cannot have a neighbor collect your packages, another option is to have packages delivered to your workplace.
When parking your vehicle, always park in a well-lit area. Never leave valuables in your vehicle; take your belongings with you; lock your vehicle, and call if you see something suspicious.
While shopping, never leave your purse on the shopping cart. Purses in shopping carts are easy pickings for any thief—even an unskilled one.
Be aware of your surroundings and follow your instincts. If it does not feel right, call police.
*This holiday season, WPBPD will have additional patrols and unmarked vehicles conducting surveillance at local shopping centers.
For more information, please contact Sergeant David Lefont at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (561) 822-1764 (TTY: 800-955-8771).