SHIPPENSBURG – Some of Shippensburg’s closest shops are just a mile away. As it gets closer to the holiday season, companies tend to notice a slight rise in shoplifting. A Dollar General manager, said that people get “grabby” when the holidays come around. She said people try to sneak out with toys, stuffed animals and candles.
Shippensburg Police Department stated that none of the local stores report any theft. Places like Target, Walmart, or Dollar Tree do not share information on crime within their stores.
Alexis Wainwright of 6WJAC reported that Pennsylvania is on high alert for people hoping to take one of the millions of package being shipped out daily. One of her helpful tips is to install cameras near the drop-off site. It may be a stretch to get cameras for college apartments and dorms. To prevent stealing, make sure someone is home around the expected arrival time to collect your package and avoid ho-ho-holiday theft.