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It was a full house as a speaker from the crime commission went over some tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.

"You know, don't let the cat out at 6 in the morning," said Will Young.

"Pausing before you go in your garage door. Pausing after you get in your garage door," said Nancy Bloomfield.

"Be really more aware of my surroundings and what's going on," said Diane Neal.

A heightened vigilance, which not only protects, but may help crack the case.

"A good cooperation between law enforcement and our citizens is always the best way to catch these guys," said Tulsa Assistant District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler.

Resident Diane Neal wasn't afraid to call 9-1-1 Wednesday night when she saw something out of the ordinary.

"Driving down the neighborhood there was a guy that I'd never seen in the neighborhood before. Called 9-1-1 and the police were there pretty timely," she said.

And by far the boldest comment of the night…

"Load your weapon," said Will Young. 

The topic of firearms, also raised the issue of begin prepared to use them.

"Absolutely keep the gun loaded, keep it ready. That doesn't mean shoot anything that moves. Let the police fire the weapon. You just keep him at gunpoint until they arrive and then let them take over," he said.

Tips for an anxious community, with folks on the lookout and on edge.

"If I am a little paranoid it might save my life," said Jane Ketchum.

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