Shopper safety tips

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Adapted from the City of Richmond and RCMP Crime Prevention

Level 2

The Christmas season is a busy time for shoppers.
The malls and grocery stores are full of people.
December is also a busy time for thieves.

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Watch your belongings and follow these tips:

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1. Wear a fanny pack instead of carrying a purse.

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2. If you carry a purse, wear it across your shoulder and chest.

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3. Carry credit or debit cards, not cash.

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4. Let go of your purse or wallet if someone grabs it.
You may get hurt if you hold onto it.

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5. Scream loudly if someone steals your belongings.
Screaming may attract attention and someone may come to help you.

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6. Call 9-1-1 after a theft.

Illustrations by Nola Johnston