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Tips to protect your packages from porch pirates this holiday season

Credit: TODAY’S TMJ4
Published 1 week ago - Duration: 01:57s
Bayside police have tips to prevent people from stealing your holiday packages.
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Tips to protect your packages from porch pirates this holiday season

CYBER MONDAY -- COMES THEACTUAL, PHYSICAL DELIVERIES.OUR TONY ATKINS SPOKE WITHLOCAL LAW ENFORMENT ABOUT WAYSYOU CAN KEEP YOUR PACKAGESSAFE FROM THIEVES.WITH MORE AND MORE PACKAGESSHOWING UP ON PEOPLE'SDOORSTEPS, THE NUMBER OF PORCHPIRATES IS ALSO INCREASING.

-"We always have packages,so..." WHETHER IT'S USPS, UPS,FEDEX OR AMAZON.... THESEDELIVERIES MEAN A LOT TO SARAROSENBLUM AND HER MOTHER.

-"My mom does especiallybecause she's disabled." WITHIT BEING HARD FROM HER MOM TOGET AROUND, ONLINE SHOPPING ISNECESSARY.- "Is there astrategy you've put in place?Basically, my strategy is toworry about it." - "And whilesome people hope for the bestafter packages are delivered.Bayside Police say there are anumber of things you can do tomake sure they're deliveredsafely." - "It's a big holidayseason.

You don't want yourpackages stolen and there areother ways to go around that."OFFICER JAMES DILLS SAYSCOORDINATING WITH COURIERS ANDOTHERS IS KEY.

AND THE NUMBERONE GOAL IS TO GET THE PACKAGEOUT OF SIGHT UNTIL YOU GETHOME.

- "One of the ways isAmazon has a key box where youcan get your packagedelivered at a facility.

USPSfacility.

A secure facility."OFFICER DILLS ALSO SAYS -- LETYOUR NEIGHBORS KNOW YOURPACKAGE IS COMING SO THEY CANKEEP AND EYE ON ITAND IF THOSENEIGHBORS DO SEE SOMEONETRYING TO STEAL YOUR DELIVERY,OFFICER DILLS SAYS DON'TCONFRONT THEM... - "I wouldjust document the informationyou saw and contact thepolice.

That's what we're herefor.

That's our job." A JOBFOR POLICE... TO KEEP THOSEPIRATES... AWAY FROM YOURFRONT PORCH.IN BAYSIDE, TONYATKINS, TODAYS TMJ4.FOR MORE TIPS ON PROTECTINGYOUR HOLIDAY DELIVERIES....JUST CLICK ON THIS STORY ONOUR WEBSITE..

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