With Christmas around the corner, shoppers will crowd Columbia County retailers trying to finish up their holiday shopping.
But just as shoppers are busy during the holidays, so are thieves and other criminals looking for easy targets.
“Criminals are criminals for a reason, they are lazy,” said Columbia County sheriff’s Sgt. Jimmy Edmunds. “They want to take from you. If you make it as hard as you can make it for them to get your stuff, they are going to move on to an easier target.”