Amarillo PD provides tips for tax-free weekend
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) —
The Amarillo Police Department is providing tips for people trying to save some money for tax-free weekend.
APD said there is a good chance that most stores will be more crowded than usual this weekend.
Here are some tips offered by APD to get shoppers through the weekend safely:
- Be aware of what is going on around you
- When getting out of your car or leaving a store take a look at the parking lot
- If you carry a purse, keep a secure hold on it
- Don’t leave your purse open so that anyone walking buy can reach in it
- Avoid carrying large amounts of cash
- Try not to overload yourself with packages
- Talk with your children about what to do if you are separated
- Lock your doors and DO NOT leave items in your car, even if you hide them the thieves know they are there
- Thieves feed on opportunities so the less chances we give them the better
- Know that roads, parking lots, and stores will be crowded and expect delays
- If you see anything suspicious report it
APD said they will continue to have extra officers on patrol enforcing seat belt laws, speeding, DUI and other traffic-related violations.