Lieutenant Anthony Washington shares the below message on avoiding package theft this holiday season:
It’s that time of year again when we all go crazy ordering from Amazon and several other “shop until you go broke” websites! Here are just a few tips that I have shared with my family and friends to help prevent package thefts from your front doors:
- Insure high value items! UPS will not leave a high value item unattended.
- Leave instructions regarding where drivers should leave packages. (Side door, backyard, with neighbor, etc.)
- Have packages delivered to your work address.
- Designate a neighborhood business as delivery points (coordinate with business owner).
Remember: Without instructions, a driver has the discretion whether or not to leave the package at the door. If you do not want your package left for fear of theft, you must leave instructions. Happy Shopping!