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Crime/Courts

December 12, 2013

Safety tips for the holiday season

NORMAN — Sheriff Joe Lester doesn’t want the Grinch to visit anyone this holiday season.

As people visit shopping malls and plan trips, burglars and thieves will look for any opportunity to take valuables. Keep vehicle windows rolled up and doors locked at all times.

Don’t leave anything in sight for thieves to steal. Keep valuables and purchases in the trunk.

When leaving any store or business, pay attention to parking lots. If shopping at night, park vehicles in a lighted area.

Thieves also could lurk in neighborhoods. If any vehicles look suspicious, call law enforcement immediately.

Please keep Christmas trees and gifts out of view for criminals. Lock all doors and set any security alarms before leaving home.

Sheriff Joe Lester wishes everyone a safe and happy holidays.

“As you celebrate the holidays with family and friends, please keep these safety tips in mind,” Lester said. “Criminals don’t take the holiday season off. Enjoy time with loved ones and be safe.”

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