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Floresville police: Beware of ‘grinches’

Black Friday -- that magical moment after Thanksgiving Day when the Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear as merchants begin their sprint toward ending the year with a profit -- is Nov. 29.

Scores of area residents are planning their shopping trips into San Antonio and other locales, while some will stay close to home. For those who opt to do the latter, check out “Christmas Shopping in the country,” page 6B, and this week’s sales inserts for bargains close to home.

Amid the search for this year’s “must-have” items, law-enforcement personnel are reminding shoppers to be on their guard as opportunistic criminals will be looking to capitalize on the season.

Detective George Ortiz of the Floresville Police Department offered the following tips to prevent a grinch from spoiling the holiday season:

•Conceal valuables from plain view when leaving vehicles unattended.

•Do not leave mobile-device chargers plugged in when leaving a vehicle, as it might attract thieves into thinking a device is attached.

•Be aware of your surroundings, especially at night.

•Alert store management immediately of any suspicious activity or people.
 

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