The Ocala Police Department is offering safety tips for those who will be doing their Christmas shopping over the holiday weekend:
- Never leave purses or wallets unattended;
- Be aware of your surroundings in parking lots;
- Always watch for other vehicles;
- Walk in clearly marked pedestrian areas;
- Lock your vehicle;
- Be kind and courteous to workers and other shoppers; and
- Don’t use your vehicle as a hiding spot for Christmas presents.