Christmas shoppers in Haliburton County need to remember thieves are around.

The Haliburton Highlands OPP says if your vehicle is unlocked, or has an open window, thieves will think it’s an easy target. They say to never leave your vehicle when it’s running, and to always park in a well-lit area.

Officials say crime can be avoided if everyone does their part in making this year’s holiday season a safe one.