How to stop delivery theft

The rise of online shopping during the pandemic. There are also more door-to-door deliveries, but that’s not the case. Nicole Fushino explains that law enforcement is urging the public to keep their packages safe. Nicole.

Well, porch pirates are people who steal packages from front doors and porch steps.

And police say they expect such thefts to increase this year because of all of this online shopping that is supposed to be taking place. So today I spoke with a local police chief who gave me his best tips and tricks for keeping your items safe.

As the snow begins to fall to the ground, more and more homes will start to have these packages on their doorsteps filled with clothes, toys and other gifts before the holiday season.

“You want your neighbors to be vigilant. Have your neighbors watched. “

But police say to be on the lookout to make sure your items and holiday cheer aren’t stolen by a porch hacker

“If a package is stolen from your property. Ask your neighbors. See if they have pictures. See if anyone has cameras. Local neighbors have cameras. If they do, the right thing to do is to file a report as soon as possible with their local police department. “

Earlier this month, a Pittsburgh woman posed as a FedEx employee to steal packages from a city neighborhood.

But police say there are a lot of things you can do to keep you safe during the holidays when ordering packages.

“Try to have a special delivery time so that your house follows your packages. Leave the porch lights on. Install security cameras and specify where you want your items delivered.

“But when you place your order online through Amazon, it doesn’t matter. Go to the special notes and ask for your packages to be delivered, maybe on the back porch or in certain places or at certain times for deliveries. “

And he also adds that if this happens to you and you see someone running away with your things, take a photo or video with footage of their car they are driving in, and it will help the police investigation. .

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