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On Alert: Tips On How To Not Become a Victim

See the stories from Friday night's special edition of WCNC NBC Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — We're breaking down everything you need to know --  to protect yourself this holiday season.

Stranger at the Door:

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How to Survive an Armed Robbery:

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How to escape:

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