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Prepare Yourself, Prime Package Theft Season Kicks Off Soon

by Prince Of Petworth November 24, 2015 at 10:05 pm 21 Comments

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From MPD:

“PACKAGE THEFTS

During the upcoming holiday season, please be mindful of any package deliveries made to your home. Please note some of the package prevention tips that I have included below.

A CRIME OF OPPORTUNITY

Package thefts are crimes of opportunity. The Metropolitan Police Department would like to remind citizens to take extra care this time of year when having mail and packages delivered to their residence. Package thefts from doorstops and front porches during the day usually increase between the months of November and January. There are steps you can take to be proactive in keeping your package safe from theft.

PACKAGE THEFT PREVENTION TIPS

Encourage family and neighbors to pick up packages as soon as possible as after they are delivered.

Track your packages. Try to be present at the time of delivery. Many mail carriers allow you to track your shipment online:

FedEx: http://www.fedex.com/ca_english/track/

UPS: http://www.ups.com/WebTracking/track?loc=en_US&WT.svl=PriNav

USPS: https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction!input.action

DHL: http://www.dhl.com/en/express/tracking.html

Be neighborly. If you can’t pick up your mail ask a neighbor to do it for you. The U.S. Postal Service can also hold your mail if you travel during the holidays.”

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