Package and Mail Thefts

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Package and Mail Thefts

We all order things that need to be delivered and receive packages at our homes.  Unfortunately our mail and packages can be attractive to an opportunistic thief.  Crime Prevention Specialists offer the following tips to prevent your packages from being stolen.

  • Track your packages and shipments.  This way you know when your package will be delivered.
  • Leave specific instructions for delivery when you order the product.  You can also do this thought the shippers on-line tracking services.  Do not leave a note on your door with instructions, this indicates you are not at home.
  • If you cannot be home for delivery, ask a neighbor to watch for the package and secure it for you.
  • Consider having all of your shipments require a signature for delivery.  This way the delivery driver will not leave packages on your door step.
  • Have your package delivered to your work or a relative or friend who will be at home.  
  • Consider picking up the package at the Post Office or shipping center.
  • Be aware of suspicious activity in your neighborhood.  Look for strange vehicles and individuals.