POSTED: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 5:15pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 6:29pm
EL PASO- Police also want to remind you to keep your home safe while you're away during the holiday.
The department says before you leave, you can call them and let them know you're out of town and they can keep an extra eye on your house. Police also say you should have the post office stop delivering your mail or have someone pick it up for you. Police say you just need to do a few things to prevent a thief from targeting you.
"People just failing to secure their home. Failing to lock their doors. If we could just get everyone to start locking their doors that would be a big benefit as we go forward this holiday season," says Darrel Petry, EPPD.
The El Paso Police Department will have extra patrol units out tonight and tomorrow to help reduce any possible burglaries.