After-Christmas Trash Could Make Your Home A Target For Criminals
As people are out doing their shopping, thieves in our area may be on the prowl for their own after-Christmas shopping. Montgomery County deputies say if you're not careful about how you toss your Christmas trash -- you could be a target for criminals trying to break into your home.
Now that Santa is out of the neighborhood, Scrooges and Grinches could be creeping through your neighborhood. Deputies say not only will boxes tell thieves what's inside of your home, but it may also give away personal information.
After Christmas is when authorities see a spike in crime and you may be making it easier on criminals.
That's because thieves aren't just scoping out your house. They're also looking at your trash.
Montgomery resident, Jessie Davis, says putting your Christmas trash on your yard is like free advertising...
"They'll know exactly what's in your household and you'll go sometime and if you come back and your stuff is gone, that's why. That's the invitation right there," Said Davis.
Chief Cunningham says even putting out bulky items like an old T.V. or old furniture on the curb is still a bad a idea. He says it's a sign that something new could be in your home.
Cunningham says the most sought-after items are electronics, especially televisions and computers.