POLICE SEE INCREASE IN PACKAGE THEFTS DURING HOLIDAY SEASON

(Wilmington, DE 19808) Over the past, several days officers from the New Castle County Division of Police have been dispatched to multiple thefts of packages throughout the county.

On today’s date officers responded to the Limestone Hills community in reference to a package theft. It was reported that an unknown subject wearing a black jacket and black ski mask removed multiple packages from the victim’s driveway during the daytime hours. A surveillance camera captured the subject committing the theft. If you recognize the subject in the attached surveillance video, please call the New Castle County Police non-emergency line at (302)573-2800.

The holidays are around the corner, meaning more packages are being delivered to your home. Porch pirates are aware of this and are on the prowl. Follow the tips below to prevent theft. And remember the worst way to spread holiday cheer is by stealing packages far and near.

TIPS:

– Utilize alternate shipping methods like Amazon lockers or in-store pickup options.

– Ask a trusted neighbor to pick up your packages.

– Keep track of packages by monitoring tracking numbers.

– Have your package delivered to your work.

– Require a signature.

– Request that the package be left out of plain view.

– Install a home security camera.

– Consider a package lockbox.

– Report any suspicious behavior.

– If you are a delivery driver, be mindful of vehicles following you on your route.

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