Police Department Teams Up With Amazon To Catch ‘Porch Pirates’ | NBC Nightly News


WAIT TILL YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED. HERE’S NBC’S MIGUEL ALMAGUER. HERE’S NBC’S MIGUEL ALMAGUER.>>Reporter: JUST IN TIME TORT>>Reporter: JUST IN TIME TORT HOLIDAYS, TONIGHT POLICE ARE HOLIDAYS, TONIGHT POLICE ARE WARPING PORCH PIRATES ARE ON THE WARPING PORCH PIRATES ARE ON THE PROWL. PROWL. BUT IN JERSEY CITY, STOOP BUT IN JERSEY CITY, STOOP SNOOPERS ARE ABOUT TO GET TAKEN. SNOOPERS ARE ABOUT TO GET TAKEN. THIS PACKAGE, A DECOY PLANTED THIS PACKAGE, A DECOY PLANTED WITH A GPS DEVICE SO POLICE CAN WITH A GPS DEVICE SO POLICE CAN TRACK IT. TRACK IT.>>THREE MINUTES.>>THREE MINUTES. WE PUT IT DOWN, AND WE PROBABLY WE PUT IT DOWN, AND WE PROBABLY DIDN’T GET A MILE OUT OF THE DIDN’T GET A MILE OUT OF THE AREA UNTIL WE GOT A TRANSMISSION AREA UNTIL WE GOT A TRANSMISSION FROM OUR DETECTIVE STATING THE FROM OUR DETECTIVE STATING THE PACKAGE IS ON THE MOVE. PACKAGE IS ON THE MOVE.>>Reporter: WORKING WITH>>Reporter: WORKING WITH AMAZON, POLICE IN JERSEY CITY AMAZON, POLICE IN JERSEY CITY INSTALLED DOORBELL CAMERAS, INSTALLED DOORBELL CAMERAS, PLANTED DUMMY PACKAGES, AND PLANTED DUMMY PACKAGES, AND TRACKED THEM. TRACKED THEM. THE EXPLOSION IN ONLINE THE EXPLOSION IN ONLINE SHOPPING, WHICH COULD RING UP SHOPPING, WHICH COULD RING UP $124 BILLION IN NOVEMBER AND $124 BILLION IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, IS FUELING THE DECEMBER, IS FUELING THE NATIONWIDE PROBLEM. NATIONWIDE PROBLEM. AN ESTIMATED 1 IN 12 AMERICANS AN ESTIMATED 1 IN 12 AMERICANS HAS HAD A PACKAGE STOLEN FROM HAS HAD A PACKAGE STOLEN FROM THEIR HOME. THEIR HOME. TO PROTECT YOURSELF, ASK FOR A TO PROTECT YOURSELF, ASK FOR A TEXT ALERT WHEN YOUR PACKAGE TEXT ALERT WHEN YOUR PACKAGE GETS DROPPED OFF. GETS DROPPED OFF. OR BUY A SECURITY CAMERA LIKE OR BUY A SECURITY CAMERA LIKE THIS ONE TO KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR THIS ONE TO KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PORCH. PORCH. EVEN THAT ADVICE DOESN’T ALWAYS EVEN THAT ADVICE DOESN’T ALWAYS WORK. WORK. IN THIS SEASON OF GIVING, IN THIS SEASON OF GIVING, CRIMINALS KEEP TAKING.

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