Police are advising shoppers and business owners to ensure take proper security measures over the Christmas season.
The advice comes from ASP (Ag.) Vernly Gift of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit at today's weekly police news conference.
The following was his statement at the news conference.
"The Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit (OCIU) is a unit within the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) which was formed on the 15th September 2017.
The Police Service has issued a list of safety guidelines that people should follow over the Christmas Season.
The guidelines are for shopping, for homes and for while in vehicles.
Among them, the police are advising that people not walk with large sums of money and to pay attention to pick pocketers.
The following are the safety tips issued by the police today:
Avoid carrying around or exposing large sums of cash.
Keep your mobile phone with you and do not leave it unattended.
If walking, please do so in well-lit areas.