Police Prepared for Black Friday

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

Harrisonburg Police Department: 540-434-4436

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- This Black Friday you may be focused on getting a good deal, but the Harrisonburg Police Department also recommends you to pay attention to your safety.

The rush, the crowds, the deals, sounds like Black Friday to Sarah Kinsey; who plans on shopping Black Friday, "I've never done it before but I've heard so many people who have done it and I want to experience it."

She is not only keeping in mind deals for tablets, but she is also thinking about her safety.

"Just be aware of what is going on around us. I know people are crazy," said Kinsey.

"Sometimes they will forfeit a little bit of safety for a deal," said Officer Tristian Jackson with the Harrisonburg Police Department.

The Harrisonburg Police will patrol the shopping area because with more traffic the amount of shopping crimes may increase.

"Make sure that they keep all of their purchases away from the windows. Try to hide them with a jacket or a blanket, something to cover it," said Jackson.

Shoppers should pay attention to their surroundings.

"When they are back to their vehicle, make sure they have their key in their hand so they are not fumbling around waiting outside," said Jackson.

Best Buy manager Derek Cain expects to check out a large crowd at his register, "I genuinely expect this to be our best holiday ever."

Cain also plans to have all his employees helping customers.

The Harrisonburg Police Department said you can call them if you notice anything suspicious.

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