A CRIME ALERT for the holiday season...involving one of the most popular holiday gifts. Televisions are among the most heavily- promoted Black Friday deals. With their spot at the top of many holiday wish lists ... they're also topping the wish lists of BURGLARS. Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem explains how you can prevent your new TV from being stolen. 3 0-0609-14PKG: Bulky, box-style TVs are a thing of the past, now TVs are thinner and lighter...making them easier targets for thieves.Ken Jefferson, Crime and Safety Analyst 04:00 Everything is so accessible and so easy to handle but it's not just easy to handle for the person who owns it but it's easy to handle for the thieves who are stealing it as well.Our crime and safety analyst Ken Jefferson says...flat-screen TV's also keep coming down in price, so they are in more homes than ever..04:30 The first thing a thief is going to look for is small electronics the second thing is flat screen televisions But there's a way to prevent crooks from targeting your TV or any big ticket item...don't leave clues in your trash! If you put the boxes out at the curb in one piece, they can be a signal to crooks that you have new and valuable items in your home.Su: 57:48 This is a great example- what does this trash tell you about the homeowner? There's a huffy box with tips for bike safety- looks like they just bought a bike...Law enforcement officers suggest tearing up the boxes that expensive gifts come in. So you aren't an easy target for theft.Jefferson says in addition to not advertising your purchases in your trash always be wary of what you can see through your home's windows.01:20 The number one thing to remember this time of year is to close your drapes) There's another step you can take to protect your TVs...and most people don't know about it.You can buy a TV lock online for as little as $18 ... all the way up to $300. AM C4 TLS.