PITTSBURGH — City police have a message for Pittsburgh shoppers this holiday season: Put your junk in the trunk.
The phrase is the name of a campaign aimed at improving holiday safety and shopper awareness.
Pittsburgh police want to remind shoppers to stow purchases and other valuable items out of sight, such as in a car’s trunk, to deter thieves.
“The person that’s going to be breaking into your vehicle wants it fast. They’re going to walk by your vehicle, glance at your vehicle, and if they don’t see valuables in there, they’re going to move on to an easier target,” said Officer James Snyder.
Police say they also want to warn shoppers about the potential for identity theft during the holiday season, reminding them to be vigilant for potential scams.
Junk in the trunk, eh?