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EPSO Gives Advice on Shopping Safety

EPSO Gives Advice on Shopping Safety
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 8:14am

EL PASO - During the past week, at least two parking lot robberies have taken place.    Investigators are searching for a man who grabbed a woman's purse while she was walking in the parking lot the Big 8 store on Dyer in Northeast El Paso

Police say she was loading groceries into her car when a man in a black hoodie stole her purse and drove away. 

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office wants to offer advice for Christmas shoppers:

- Dress in comfortable clothes for easy movement
- Don't wear expensive jewelry
- Avoid carrying too much to your car at once
- Take notice of what's around you
- Look inside your car before getting in
- Park in a well lit area that is near the entrance/exit of store
- Don't carry a lot of cash with you
- Be aware of people who try to distract you in the parking lot, because they might intend to take your belongings

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