Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Final Push is On!

We are getting down to crunch time.  Last minute grocery items, a few gifts on our shopping list's to pick up, charity donations to drop off, and yes..... traffic at a stand still!  As we rush around to finalize everything we need we find ourselves in swarms of people, cars, and traffic.  It seems the last week before Christmas has become the "Pains of Christmas."

As we run around filling our vehicles with the bounty of our shopping, it also provides an easier opportunity for thieves. Several police departments and security firms have released tips in recent weeks about how best to remain safe at malls this holiday season.

  •  Park in well-lit areas close to your destination. “Parking lots and structures are typically the most dangerous places at the mall,” according to security firm ADT. If shopping alone ask security personnel for an escort to your car.  Carry your keys in your hand to use as a weapon if necessary.
  •  When entering your car, remember E.L.F.S. —  Enter the car, Lock the doors, Fasten seat belts and Scram.
  • Pick restrooms in well-lit and well-trafficked areas of the mall. Always accompany children to the restroom.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and the things you’re carrying.  Don’t overload yourself with packages or become distracted by your cell phone.
  • Always know where the closest exit is located in case of fire or another emergency.

As a deterrent The Vancouver Police with the aid of volunteers have been helping monitor the parking lot at the Vancouver Mall.  Many of you may have seen what is pictured below.  It helps those officers get a birds eye view.  So do your part in the last push, and be safe as you complete all those last minute purchases.  Keep them tucked away and out of sight.  

Here at CRESA, we wish everyone a very Joyous Holiday Season and all the best in 2014!!

1 comment:

Nanette said...

Thank you CRESA, for all you do to keep us safe.