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Manchester police offer safety tips to holiday shoppers
"The holiday shopping season traditionally brings with it a sharp influx in visitors to our shopping districts in Manchester," said police Lt. Maureen Tessier. "This increased population of shoppers and extended store hours at retail outlets can lead to an increase in crimes of opportunity related to holiday shopping."
Last year, Manchester police arrested Alexander Ramasci in the sting operation on a misdemeanor charge of theft of lost or mislaid property. Police said he removed a purse and merchandise from a shopping cart that police had placed in the T.J. Maxx parking lot on South Willow Street. Ramasci said he never intended to steal the items. He put them in his trunk and planned to go home, identify and contact the owner, then return the items. District Court Judge William Lyons acquitted Ramasci, saying he could not be convicted because the purse and merchandise were not actually lost or mislaid.
-- Lock your doors and make sure your windows are closed.
-- Store items such as GPS devices, radar detectors, computer tablets and other electronic equipment out of sight. Also, hide any power cables or mounts that could tip off thieves that a device is hidden in your car.. Be aware of your surroundings when entering or leaving stores. Look around you, and avoid reading emails or texts while walking.
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