Much like the Grinch, Porch Pirates are out to get their hands on your holiday gifts!
But instead of dressing like Santa Claus and crawling down the chimney, they simply walk up to your front door and take the packages that have been delivered to your doorstep.
Here are few tips to help secure your deliveries:Free
- Require signatures.
- If you know a delivery is coming, ask a friend or neighbor to pick them up for you.
- If available, have the package delivered to a store. Amazon has its own lockers where you can pick up your orders.
- If allowed, have your packages delivered to your workplace – or to a friend or family member who you know will be home.
- Rent a post office box.
- Purchase a door camera. Even if the thieves are brazen enough to steal your package, they’ll be caught on camera. (And Northglenn Police will be very interested in the recording!)
If you believe your package has been stolen, start by contacting the shipping company and/or seller to confirm the package shipped. You may also be able to track your delivery online. Next, report the theft to the Police Department at 303.288.1535 or www.northglenn.org/reportonline.
Police may respond with an increased presence in your area and alert our community.