Precautions for the festive

BARELY a week to go before Christmas, shopping centres have become inundated with consumers scrambling for festive goodies and gifts.

BARELY a week to go before Christmas, shopping centres have become inundated with consumers scrambling for festive goodies and gifts.

Though the police have promised visibility during this time, your safety remains your responsibility.

To protect yourself and family this festive season, follow these guidelines:

Shop at malls where there is visible security.

Be alert and aware of what is happening .

Do not let children wander without supervision.

l Do not display valuable items such as cellphones, jewellery and wallets.

Do not accept help from strangers when withdrawing money from an ATM.

In the unfortunate event that you are present during a robbery, stay calm and follow the instructions of the robber.

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