Thieves and shoplifters beware! The Maryland State Police have initiated "Operation Yuletide," a state-wide prevention program with local law enforcement agencies and retail merchants.
Beginning on Thanksgiving Friday, special teams of troopers will be deployed to patrol shopping centers and malls. Their main goal is to reduce crime in the retail district.
The special enforcement effort will feature foot patrols inside the retail centers, "ride-along" patrols with mall security in the parking lots, and undercover officers in search of shoplifters.