1. Don't leave your purse or bag sitting in your shopping cart. Its an easy target for any thief.
2. If you are going shopping from store to store. Make sure you hide all your items in the trunk or somewhere in the car where it's not visible.
3. When leaving the store. Don't stop to talk to anyone you don't know. They could be pulling some kind of scam.
Enjoy the holidays all. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!