With holiday shopping in full force, you need to protect yourself--and your purchases--from thieves.
*Hide all valuables in your car prior to heading to the store. Don't even leave things like charger cables out in plain view.
*If you need to store packages in your car while shopping, repark in a different location. Move away from anyone who may have been watching.
*Walk with a purpose and have your car key in hand before leaving the store. It can also act as a weapon.
*Once in your car, lock the doors immediately. And don't sit around fiddling with things like your electronics [*ahem* your phone!]. You need to promptly drive off.