UNDATED (WTVB) - While you are off enjoying Thanksgiving, burglars could be getting their Christmas shopping done in your home. Authorities say burglary complaints usually spike during the holiday weekends and more often than not, it’s because the homeowner failed to lock up.
They say another way homeowners invite burglars to stop by is by leaving “I’ll be right back” notes on their doors or messages on their answering machine indicating that they are away for the weekend. Lights, deadbolt locks, bars on windows, and alarm systems all discourage thieves. Failing that, keeping video records of valuables, and serial numbers from electronic components may help recover them should they be stolen. Happy holidays!