While you’re away enjoying a holiday vacation, potential thieves are scouring your house for holiday loot.
Police say the holidays are prime time for robberies because crooks know many of you have gifts and new purchases just lying around the house.
Add to that, people tend to spend time away during this time of year and thieves may see your house as an easy target.
However, while you’re away, many police departments offer a Service Call Vacation Watch.
Rocky Mount Police say at your request an officer will check on your house twice a day while you’re away.
However, officers also encourage everyone to be proactive. Officers suggest arranging for your newspapers and mail to be picked up.
To see if your community offers a Vacation Watch Program, contact your local police department or sheriff's office.