Wearing red and white Santa hats and singing to the tune of the classic "Jingle Bells," officers from the Tampa Police Department offered a simple message for holiday shoppers at local malls preparing to snag Black Friday deals:
"Lock it up."
The YouTube video posted by the department is an effort to prevent crime and launch Operation "Jingle Bell Bell ROC," which aims to stop common holiday crimes that include car burglaries, car thefts and shoplifting, by adding security at Westshore Mall, International Plaza, Hyde Park Village and the Dale Mabry corridor.
As part of the operation, which runs until Jan. 1, mobile cameras from the Republican National Convention, held in Tampa this summer, will also be used to prevent crime in shopping areas.
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