"They left their cellphones hanging out of their pockets, behind them. They weren't paying attention," Spatara said of some of Torres' targets.
So, officers suggest lightening your load before heading into the festival.
"The least amount of items, personal items that you can bring into SunFest, we recommend that," said Spatara. "Don't bring additional items, bags, or purses that you might set down."
If you're with a group of people, try taking one bag for everyone. Either take turns looking after the bag or appoint someone in the group to watch it.
Spatara said if you ever feel uncomfortable, you will always be steps away from an officer for help.
"If anyone sees anything suspicious, please follow 'See Something, Say Something' and call police," he said.
Ticket fraud is another issue to be cautious of right now. Make sure you get your tickets from a reliable source, such as the SunFest website or Publix. Do not buy off the street or questionable websites on the Internet.