(KTNV) -- Did you get a big screen television or laptop for Christmas? If so, you might want to take precautions when discarding the box your expensive item came in.
Authorities say that leaving such boxes on the curb for trash pickup is basically an advertisement for what is your house. And there are thieves out there who are definitely paying attention.
Boxes should be broken down and put into a garbage can or a large, black plastic bag.
Another tip is not to throw everything out at once. Do it over time. In addition, ask neighbors to keep an eye open for suspicious activity in your neighborhood and do the same.