Holiday Shopping Crime

By: Michelle Langowski
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - During the holiday season, Santa may not be the only one watching you....

Car thieves may be eyeing your gift filled car while you are out shopping.

Every two and a half minutes another vehicle is broken into.

This year west gate mall is using the Potter County Sheriff's department tower to help deter auto burglars from preying on cars loaded with presents.

Sheriff Brian Thomas says "Just be careful with what you are carrying around. Know your surroundings as you're walking out, make sure you don't have so much in your hands you cant defend yourself."

Other easy tips include always parking in well lit areas, making sure your vehicle is locked, and remember - out of sight, out of mind