The countdown to Christmas has begun! With less than 48 hours until the big day, malls everywhere are jammed packed with last minute shoppers. But before you head out to do the last of your shopping Lafayette police are urging you to pay attention to your surroundings.
As many of you know there has been an increase in the number of robberies over the past two months and Corporal Paul Mouton with the LPD says they don't want to add you to the list of victims.
Mouton suggests shoppers limit the number of bags they carry out to their vehicles, avoid parking next to vehicles with tinted windows and be alert. Mouton says staying 100 percent alert is key to safety, which means putting down your phones and electronic devices when walking to and from your vehicles.