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North Aurora police create purchase exchange location

A sign has been posted to mark the purchase exchange location outside the North Aurora Police Department.
A sign has been posted to mark the purchase exchange location outside the North Aurora Police Department.

NORTH AURORA – The parking lot of the North Aurora Police Department now has a purchase exchange location.

A parking space in front of the station, located at 200 S. Lincolnway on the northwest corner of Route 31 and Airport Road, has been designated a purchase exchange location to give residents a safe site at which to complete internet sales, according to a news release. The area is well-lit at night and recorded by surveillance cameras 24 hours a day. A sign has been posted to mark the location.

“The North Aurora police want to make a safe and secure place for people to exchange purchases,” Chief of Police David Fisher stated in the release.

“The parking lot of the police department is a safe location to do so, as police are in and out of the building and the lot is under constant video surveillance.”

The exchange location is available around the clock on a first-come basis, although officers will not monitor it in real time.

If someone needs assistance, people should ask for an officer at the front desk or use the call box inside the front entrance to reach dispatch.

Call 911, if there is an emergency. Police recommend people use the exchange location during daylight hours.

The North Aurora Police Department advises using its purchase exchange location whenever one has to meet a stranger to complete a sale.

“Don’t go alone and don’t go to someone’s home or invite them to yours,” the release stated.

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