Shopper Safety

Many East Texans will spend the next few weeks shopping for the holidays, but authorities are warning shoppers to be alert to avoid being robbed in parking lots at shopping places all over East Texas.

Authorities say shoppers are easy targets for criminals, especially during the holiday season.

Car burglaries are also a problem this time of year, so authorities say never leave items visible in your car. You are always urged to call police if you see suspicious activity.