Police warn about Christmas parcel deliveries
With many households taking advantage of online shopping and free shipping deals in the lead-up to Christmas, police have reminded residents to keep their parcels secure to deter theft.
Rockingham police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Brett Reyne said a woman was arrested by police around Christmas time last year and charged with stealing packages from properties.
He said police had not received any reports of packages being stolen in the area in the past few weeks but it was essential residents worked to try and protect deliveries to their homes.
“Every Christmas everyone is in a rush and ordering presents and having them delivered to their houses,” he said.
“However, we are really encouraging people to make it harder for potential thieves and take actions to secure parcels.
“This can include going to pick them up from a post office or leaving notes for deliverers where to put packages so they cannot be viewed from the streets.”
He said police were aware of people driving around neighbourhoods and keeping an eye out for packages near front doors.
“Effectively people are driving around and looking to see if there are any good opportunities for them to take parcels,” Sen. Sgt Reyne said.
“It is all about trying to ‘target harden’ and make it more difficult for potential offenders.”
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