Press release: Holiday season increases opportunity for thefts

Every Holiday Season there are several reported vehicle and home burglaries in which the victim’s property was targeted as a crime of opportunity. Doors to vehicles and homes had been left unlocked by the victims and the burglars were looking for such unsecured property as an easy opportunity to steal.

The other issue is that of securing high value items such as purses, wallets, firearms and gifts that are left in personal vehicles while people are out shopping at the local mall and merchant stores during the Christmas Holiday Season. Please remember to secure these items and not leave them in your car overnight or when going shopping, as these items are the target of opportunity for these thieves. Secure gift purchases in the trunk or covered area in your vehicle out of sight of prying eyes. Make trips home to secure high value gifts.

Always be alert to your surroundings while shopping and going in and out of parking lots at retailer’s stores. Would be burglars and thieves are looking for you; you should be on the lookout for them! The Clovis Police Department would like to remind people to please report suspicious activity that you see in the community and in your neighborhood this Holiday Season. Don’t deny the problem! Contact the Clovis Police

Department at (575) 769-1921 or in case of an emergency dial 911.

If you want to help in creating a Neighborhood Watch Program in your community or information about the Code Blue Clovis Program, please contact the Clovis Police Department Community Relations Officer at (575) 763-9427.