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Preventing a home burglary during the holidays

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Those deals you got on Black Friday could be a steal for burglars targeting your home this holiday season.

Police say they want you to be on alert and keep your personal belongings locked and out of sight of potential thieves.

Thieves are looking for easy targets and easy access into your home.

Lock all outside doors and windows before you leave the house or go to bed.

Also, try to be home if you're expecting a package.

If you can't be home for the delivery, have the post office to hold your mail or make arrangements with a friend or neighbor.

"Neighbors watch out for each other and if something is going wrong or they see something they'll call us. And the immediacy of our response is key to be able to get these guys in the act," said Cpt. David Richards with Spokane Police.

If your house is going to be unoccupied for an extended amount of time, you can get help from police.

Senior Volunteers with Spokane Police will drive by your home to make sure everything is OK.

For more information on that program call 509-363-8283

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