Protecting The Palm Beaches - Holiday Shopping Safety From PBG Police Chief

As Palm Beach Gardens residents prepare for holiday shopping this weekend, Police Chief Clint Shannon has a warning.

"Although certainly Palm Beach Gardens is a very safe city, there are criminals out there, they're lurking during the holidays and they're trying to take advantage of unsuspecting victims."

Ladies should not leave their purses in shopping carts while they look the other way, in fact he suggests leaving the purse at home.  And some advice if you're shopping at multiple places, leave items out of sight, if you can't bring some of those gifts home first.

"We don't want anybody to leave anything in a vehicle whether it's locked or not.  They need to secure their valuables in their trunk."


He also says to be aware of your surroundings, not distracted by your cell phone. 

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