AVOID BEING A VICTIM OF VIOLENT CRIMES

​​​​Robbery is a violent crime defined as the taking of personal property from another using force, threat or intimidation. Thieves often engage in "purse-snatching" from seniors. To protect yourself from becoming a victim of violent crimes, review the tips below:

Parking Lot Safety

  • Walk assertively; with someone you trust if possible
  • Stay in well-lit areas with other people
  • Carry your purse or wallet securely
  • Do not carry extra money or valuables
  • Never set your purse in a shopping cart
  • Ask for a security escort to your car when at the mall or any time one is available
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