Preventing Christmas gift burglaries

BISMARCK, N.D. - The holidays are in full swing and so is gift giving. But, could putting your empty boxes in your driveway make you a target for burglary?

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The Bismarck Police Department says thieves look for many ways to steal items.

One of the ways is by cruising a neighborhood and looking for boxes out on the curb that show high priced items.

“Hold on to those box containers until garbage day and take those out. Or better yet, flatten them and put them into the recycle receptacle.
Keep them out of view of the public," said crime prevention officer Pat Renz.

He also says not to advertise those high priced gifts in order to prevent your home from being burglarized.