Poachers are on the prowl these days for packages delivered and left on porches. With holiday-season comes gift gifting and with it, a spike in the amount of theft of packages left unattended on porches. It is known that package thieves even follow the delivery trucks and may walk up and steal the package within minutes of its being left on the porch of someone who is not at home.
Let’s be realistic: you can’t expect that a package will still be there on your porch when you get home! For this holiday season, do your gift-ordering and make alternate delivery arrangements such as having packages sent to your workplace or to another person who will be able to receive the package, such as a neighbor.
Other types of crimes increase at the holiday season, as well, including mailbox theft and home break-ins. Now is a good time to evaluate locks and general security. Take a look at the Wedgwood Blockwatch page for alerts of burglaries and break-ins which have increased around the neighborhood.