ABILENE - The Abilene Police Department offers tips for thwarting porch pirates. From the Abilene Police Dept. Facebook page:
Crime prevention tip:
Did you know package theft peaks during the holiday season? Here are some tips to protect yourself.
•provide specific delivery instructions requesting packages be left in a less public view upon delivery (back door, side of house, etc.)
•select a “signature required” delivery, requiring a person be present to receive packages upon delivery.
•have packages delivered to your office or a P.O. box.
•sign up for delivery alerts, for fastest possible retrieval of your package.
•ask a trusted neighbor to retrieve your package or stay observant for you until you can retrieve it yourself.
Stay safe this holiday season!