Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday delivery thefts increase

Thanks to our neighborhood blog that is also a "block watch" site, where I've learned of a new risk with holiday package deliveries.  Police have indicated that FedEx or UPS drivers are often followed when they make deliveries, and packages are promptly stolen right off the front porch.  In some cases, drivers are trying to find more secure locations for the packages at the home, which may mean increased searches to find the packages. Since it's happened more than once in our neighborhood, so it's safe to assume that is happening elsewhere.

One of the bloggers for our neighborhood pointed out that Amazon now offers delivery to your home or to the closest secure locker location, noting that such locations have extended hours.  If you're not at home in the daytime, you might wish to consider having packages shipped to your office or to another secure location.

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