Need to know: Package theft

The theft of delivered packages from front porches is an ongoing problem throughout metro Detroit. These crimes regularly make the local news. Follow these tips to avoid being a victim:

  1. If possible, coordinate your calendar with that of the delivery company. Ensure that someone is home when packages are scheduled to arrive.
  2. Have packages delivered to your work place (after getting approval from your supervisor).
  3. Alert a friend or neighbor regarding a delivery and ask them to retrieve packages for safekeeping.
  4. If you discover that a package has been stolen, be sure to file a police report.