MANATEE -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is now offering what it says is a safer way to close transactions of items bought and sold over the Internet.
"Two designated Safe Sale parking spaces (Safe Sale signs and painted in blue) are now available in front of Crime Prevention and District 1 at the Operations Center located as 600 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton," the sheriff's office said in a news release.
The sheriff's office said it has not seen an increase in crimes involving Internet transactions, "but is starting Operating Safe Sale as a crime prevention program."
For more information, call Crime Prevention at 941-747-3011, ext. 2500.