Amazon Packages Found With Labels Scraped Off


THIS IS KDKA TV NEWS AT 6:00 P.M. GOOD EVENING. AMAZON PACKAGES FOUND SCATTERED ON ROADS AND WITH A LABEL SCRAPED OFF AND POLICE CAN’T GUARANTEE IT HASN’T HAPPENED TO OTHERS AND THEY HAVE A WARNING ABOUT THIEVES WHO MAY BE EYEING YOUR DOOR STEP. JOHN SHUMWAY IS LIVE IN BUTLER COUNTY WITH THE STORY. JOHN? Reporter: YEAH. THIS IS ONE OF THE SITUATION WHERES THE PACKAGE HAS BEEN SENT TO ONE OF THE AMAZON LOCATIONS LIKE WHOLE FOODS HERE, WOULD HAVE GOTTEN THEM INSTEAD THEY WERE DELIVERED TO DOORS AND SOMEONE TOOK OFF WITH THEM. TONIGHT POLICE ARE HOPING SOMEONES THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO TO HELP FIND — HAS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO TO HELP THEM FIND IT. THEY CALLED THE POLICE. Reporter: A POLICE OFFICER HEADED THAT WAY. CAME ACROSS THREE MORE PACKAGES. Reporter: THE CHIEF SAYS THE INCIDENTS OCCURRED YESTERDAY HERE RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS AFTER THE DELIVERIES WERE MADE. SOMEBODY TOOK THE BOXES, OPENED THEM UP, NOTHING OF VALUE, THEY DITCH THEM. THE BOXES WERE PITCHED BY THE THIEVES AFTER REMOVING THE LABELS AND HE SAYS THERE IS NO WAY TO KNOW HOW MANY OTHERS WERE TAKEN AND KEPT. THE HOLIDAY PACKAGE SEASON KICKED OFF OCTOBER 1 AND THE CHIEF SAYS IF YOU ARE GOING TO SHOP ONLINE — TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBORS, LET PACKAGE DELIVERED. Reporter: THE DELIVERY SERVICES OFFER ALTERNATIVES, AMAZON HAS LOCKERS THAT ARE LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE AREA. YOUR PACKAGE IS DELIVERED TO THE LOCKER LIKE THESE. YOU GET A MESSAGE WITH A BARCODE. YOU GO, SCAN THE CODE AND GET YOUR PACKAGE. OR WITH UPS YOU CAN USE THEIR MY CHOICE SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS YOU TO SPECIFY WHERE TO LEAVE YOUR PACKAGE. MAYBE IT IS IN THE BACKYARD SHED, BEHIND THE GARAGE. AND THEY CAN ENTER THAT INFORMATION INTO THE COMPUTER. THE DRIVERS KNOWS WHERE TO GO AND YOU GET A MESSAGE THAT WARNS YOU WHEN IT IS COMING AND WHEN IT IS THERE. Reporter: YEAH. THE POLICE SAY THAT IF YOU LIVE IN THE AREA, AND YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO GET A PACKAGE AND IT DIDN’T COME, YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THEM AND THEY WILL HOLD ON TO THE PACKAGES. AMAZON THINKS THEY MAY BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE PACKAGES THAT WERE FOUND. THIS COULD GO ON AND THERE COULD BE MORE VICTIMS.

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