The area has seen a recent uptick in Porch Pirate Activity. These Porch Pirates seem to be targeting electronics specifically. The way these thieves operate is they’ll drive or walk through neighborhoods looking for unattended packages. The Township of Washington Police Department wants to share the following tips with you for making your packages/home less vulnerable:
- Track your deliveries so you know when packages will arrive. Many online retailers offer notifications and tracking information to keep you updated
- Have your package delivered to the home of a relative/neighbor or friend that you know will be home.
- Have your package held at your local post office for pickup
- If you can try to schedule your shipment for when you are home
- Take advantage of “Ship to Store” option that many stores offer
- Request that your package has signature confirmation upon delivery
- Consider installing a video doorbell or security system that provides a view of your porch so you know when items are delivered