Safety Alert: Thefts of packages delivered to homes

From the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

 

Folks, please take precautions when ordering online and having items delivered to your house, especially if you won’t be home to accept the delivery. Unfortunately, we recently responded to several reports of thefts of packages. The most recent were on Wildmeadows Street, Highgrove Drive, Bridal Path Drive, and several homes in the Bancroft neighborhood. The good news is we are working on leads. The bad news is these types of thefts are a continuing problem all across the country. What can you do?

According to an online report, UPS, FedEx, and the U.S. Postal Service all agree that consumers can do a few things to better safeguard their purchases:

Require a signature on all package deliveries

Consider an alternate destination

When you order something online, consider sending the package to your workplace or to a family member, friend or neighbor who is home during the day to accept delivery.

Take advantage of any services delivery companies offer. Some companies offer a free service that will send you an email alert when your package is going to be delivered.

If a package is stolen from you, contact the shipping company and delivery company and then file a report with the CCSO by calling the non-emergency number at (301) 932-2222.

If you know of people who steal these packages, you can call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS and turn them in. You will receive a cash reward if the tip leads to an arrest.

For more information, contact the USPS, FedEx, or UPS.

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