♦ Women should hold their purses close to the body with the opening facing self; or when walking with another person, the purse should be between the two.
♦ Consolidate purchases into one or two large shopping bags for easy carrying.
♦ Stow purchases in the trunk, not in the front or back seat of car.
♦ Have your keys ready when you approach your vehicle and always check the back seat prior to opening the door.
♦ When shopping, always walk to your vehicle with another person or with a security guard.
♦ Park as close to entrances and exits as you can. Ensure that area is well lit and well populated.
♦ Inside the mall, avoid using bathrooms that are tucked away. Find a bathroom in or near food court. Avoid dark storage areas!