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Business

November 19, 2013

Black Friday starts Thursday

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NORMAN —

“We don’t close every holiday,” he said. But the store does close Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day as well as shutting down from Christmas to New Year’s each year.

Thompson Pool will celebrate its 35th Anniversary this coming year.

Joy Hampton

366-3544

jhampton@

normantranscript.com

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Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year and the Norman Police Department encourages shoppers to take precautions.

· Shop with a friend, especially after dark.

· Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.

· Ditch the purse don’t carry wallets in back pockets which attract thieves working crowded shopping areas. Try a money clip, money belt or inside jacket pocket that zips. If using a fanny pack, wear it in front not on back.

· Remain aware of your surroundings, and understand that criminals may try to distract you with the intent of taking your valuables.

 · Lock your car doors and stash purchases out of sight in the trunk.

The police department will have extra patrols in high volume areas throughout the holidays, including the bike team, foot patrols, and the Skywatch mobile observation tower.

If you see suspicious activity, report it immediately by calling 321-1444. If you are the victim of a crime, make a police report as soon as possible.

 

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