Via Block Watch, a Ravenna neighbor has reported a purse-snatching on 23rd Ave NE and NE 68th Street on Saturday, December 21. This is a good time to remind everyone, while doing your holiday shopping, be alert and be aware of individuals around you. Walk with purpose, carry your valuables close to your body — even inside your coat if possible. Don’t carry anything more than you need on each outing. Use the buddy system: shop with a companion and watch out for one another. Stay safe, and have a happy holiday.