Staff ReportNewsWest 9
Many people are gearing up for the holiday shopping season which officially starts on Friday, but the Odessa Police Department reminds you not to let down your guard.
You're urged to shop during the daylight and not to wear expensive jewelry or carry large amounts of cash, keep the packages you carry at a minimum and beware of strangers approaching you. It's the time of year that con artists are out in full force.
You should also always lock your car and make sure any valuable possessions are out of sight.