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