Holiday Package Theft Prevention
December 13, 2018 11:23 AM
The holiday season means an increase in package deliveries. It is not uncommon for packages to be delivered late in the evening, during darkness. The Burbank Police Department would like to remind the public to take steps in preventing porch package thefts.
If you’re expecting a package, try to be home to accept it or make arrangements to have it delivered at a time when someone is home. Make sure you set up e-mail or text alerts upon delivery and consider having someone you trust accept the package on your behalf if you are unable to. You should also require a signature for packages, especially those which contain valuable items. If you routinely have packages delivered when you aren’t home, explore options for delivery lockers or postal mail boxes. If anyone witnesses what appears to be a package theft, do your best to obtain a suspect description and vehicle license plate number, if applicable. Report suspicious activity to your local law enforcement agency.