Where there are deals, there may be chaos. Black Friday is known to be the busiest shopping day of the year and thieves are on the prowl. There are some things you should be aware of and reminded of before you begin shopping:
Avoid carrying large amounts of cash, map out where you’re going, never leave valuables in plain sight and take trips home in between stores so that in the case of a break in, your car is not a one stop shop.
Some shoppers share what they believe others should consider this Friday:
"If you're going to carry a purse try a cross body bag or something so you don't have to try and hold it."
"Be safe, be patient, don’t get in a hurry."
"Watch out for the crowds."
"Don’t shop alone you should always shop with someone else or a couple other people."
Some stores people may want to shop at this Black Friday may not be open.
I caught up with Glenbrook mall after their unexpected water main break that damaged up to 50 stores and kiosks.
General Manager of the mall Brian Cote says they are now down to six stores currently closed but they are expected to have all stores open and running in time for Black Friday. A representative at coach told me they are still recovering from damage and may not be ready in time for Black Friday.
Select stores in Glenbrook mall will open as early as 8 pm on Thanksgiving.