Here are a few reminders from the Cornelius Police Department if you are planning to shop online or in stores.
- If you are not sure if you will be home when your packages are delivered, consider an alternate delivery location such as a family member or friend’s residence.
- Some stores offer "ship to the store" as a delivery option or email/text notifications when your packages are delivered.
- Amazon offers a secured locker service at different areas around Cornelius, Lake Norman and Charlotte.
Shopping In Stores:
- While checking out at the store, keep other shopping bags and your valuables visible. Do not leave a purse or wallet sitting in a shopping cart.
- Do not leave packages or anything of value visible inside your vehicle.
- Be aware of your surroundings when walking to your vehicle and have your keys in your hand. If you are shopping at night, always park in a well-lit area and try not to go alone.
If you are a victim of a crime, be sure to file a report with your local law enforcement agency as soon as possible.
Wishing everyone a safe & happy holiday season!