TULSA - The Tulsa Police Department is calling the first weekend of the Safe Shopper Program a success.
Officers are patrolling the city's major shopping centers throughout the holiday season.
2NEWS spoke with Officer Shannon Steele, who spent part of the weekend keeping an eye on Tulsa Hills.
Steele said that he was unaware of any thefts or assaults there.
"Just the very presence of having a patrol car and a police officer in the area I think would discourage people who might be thinking about doing that," he said.
Steele advises shoppers to hold on to purchased items until they are ready to leave the area.
Despite the increased patrols, he says it is very easy for thieves to steal items from cars.
Officers will patrol the areas near 41st and Yale, 21st and Yale, Tulsa Hills and 96th and Delaware throughout the holiday season.
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