How to Avoid Parcel Package Thefts

The holiday season is almost here, and shopping online is likely to remain a popular alternative to the department store. As some of you may have heard, in the news recently, there have been incidents of parcel packages are being taken from front porches in San Gabriel and neighboring cities. Below are some tips to help prevent the likelihood of your items being taken from you. 

 Remove packages from the porch as soon as possible. 

  • Consider using your work address or the address of a trusted friend who will be home during delivery. 
  • Ask a neighbor who is home to watch for your package and hold it for you.
  • Add shipment tracking and track your packages.
  • Request a signature delivery option if available. 

 What to Do If You Are a Victim

 If you do not receive your shipment on time, check with the company of origin and confirm the delivery.  If the item was delivered and you did not receive it, report the theft to the original company, the shipping company and your local police department.