Sunday, November 25, 2012
Consider this post a PSA to remind you to be careful and watchful when you are out. It seems like every time I turn on the news there is another burglary or hold up.
Just this morning, around 10:00 a.m., a 72-year old man was severely beaten at his home on Line Avenue. If you don't live around here, where this man lived is a high end neighborhood on a busy four lane street just two blocks from a large, upscale shopping district.
Yesterday a woman was robbed at gunpoint at the Capital One ATM on Youree Drive (another very busy main street). Two men approached her car, one hit her in the head with his gun and demanded cash. He shot at her as she drove away.
Day before yesterday a man went into Johnny's Pizza on Gilbert, pulled a gun on an employee, took money from the register, an employee's purse, and cell phone.
I can keep going, but you get the idea.
Times are hard, the holidays are upon us, and desperate criminals are becoming bolder.
Watch yourself out there and keep your doors locked (both car and home). Don't open your door to anyone you don't know. When you leave a store, keep a vigilant eye as you walk to your car. If you see anything suspicious go back inside and ask a security officer to escort you or watch you walk to your car. Take a friend with you when you shop and avoid shopping at night if you can. Park in a well lit area.
Here are some good safety tips when you are out shopping but that 72-year old man mentioned above was not out shopping. Remember to be cautious at home, too.
Be careful out there.