LPD Reminds Shoppers of Safety Tips for Black Friday

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police want to remind shoppers about safety before Black Friday.

“Lexington Police Department certainly wants everyone to have a happy holiday but we want everyone to have a safe holiday,” said Officer Bige Towery with the Lexington Police Department.

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Officer Towery says car break-ins usually increase around the holidays so he says to make sure car doors are locked and to keep purchases in the trunk and out of plain view.

“By doing those two things, it dramatically reduces the opportunities that people have as far as having their car broken into.”

Officer Towery also says to pay attention to surroundings, especially when paying.

“Be aware if someone is standing in close proximity to you,” said Office Towery. “Make sure their not taking pictures of your debit card.”

The Fayette Mall expects around 150,000 shoppers in the days after Thanksgiving. It recommends having a plan, brining reusable shopping bags so handles don’t break, wearing comfortable shoes, hydrating and having any coupons ready before getting to the cash register to pay.

The mall opens at six Friday morning but some department stores and other shops with exterior entrances might open earlier.