Police encourage you to hide belongings and gifts in your car while you’re shopping for last minute gifts, to take your keys with you, and to lock your car.

Officer Charley Davidson said you can also take out cords, bags or boxes that might indicate there’s something valuable in your car. Davidson said those tips might help keep your car from getting broken into.

“Taking a few minutes to do these steps could help you avoid the pain, loss and regrets of a theft,” Davidson said.