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Some think this Black Friday will see fewer shoppers in the stores. But it may also see more would-be thieves in the parking lots.
It's the time of year when people leave items in their cars as they travel from store to store. In Sandy, police are handing out reminders in the form of fliers to people to keep the doors locked and valuables out of sight.
Lt. Victor Quezada says property crimes have been on the rise. "We don't know if it's because of the economy or if it's because of the holiday seasons. It might be a combination of both. But we have seen an increase in the last couple of months," he said.
Quezada says he's still surprised at how many people leave valuables out and how many people leave their doors unlocked.