Keep car doors locked when traveling, whether you are a passenger or driver.
If someone makes you feel uneasy, trust your instincts and leave.
If you are confronted by a robber, give them what they ask for. Do not attempt to fight the assailant.
When coming home late at night, leave as many outside lights on as possible.
When Approaching Your Vehicle
Check the area of the parking lot for people hanging around.
Be alert in parking lots and parking garages, park near an entrance.
At night, park in well-lighted areas.
Secure all packages, clothing, etc.
Don't park near concealment.
Keep your eyes open and pay attention!! You can check your phone and look through your bags later.
Have the keys in your hand.
Be ready to defend yourself.
Look under and around your car as you approach it.
Ensure the trunk and doors are still locked.
Check the back seat before unlocking the door.
Using an ATM
Use ATMs in well lighted, populated areas. Store and bank ATMs during the day are best. Scan the area before using the ATM. If you see a person loitering in the area for no apparent reason, go to another location.
If you see something strange during your transaction, push cancel, take your card, and leave the area.
After the transaction, be alert. You'll have cash in hand making you a possible target. Scan the area. Leave immediately. If you suspect danger, promptly enter the nearest store or building.