While you’re shopping, thieves may be shopping your car

The holiday season is upon us! And just as we prepare for visiting the malls and shopping centers, thieves also are also preparing to shop, in your vehicle!

The Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA), a division of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, reminds drivers that a vehicle is burglarized every two minutes and stolen every eight minutes in the state.

These crimes can escalate during the holiday season when drivers frequently shop for gifts and travel to visit friends and family. Learn about some easy safety tips to protect yourself from thieves by reading the full story in the mid-week News.