Residents Taking Steps To Prevent Theft Of Holiday Packages


GREG ARGOS, FOR CBS-3 “EYEWITNESS NEWS”. GREG, THANKS VERY MUCH. WITH THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON WELL UNDERWAY LOCAL RESIDENTS ARE TAKING STEPS TO PROTECT THEIR HOLIDAY PACKAGES “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER ANITA OH IS IN THE FAIRMOUNT SECTION OF THE CITY WITH HOW SOME RESIDENTS ARE BANDING TOGETHER AGAINST SO-CALLED PORCH PIRATES, ANITA. REPORTER: UKEE AND NICOLE SOME PEOPLE ARE GETTING THOSE PACKAGES DELIVERED TO WORK OR PLACING THEM IN THE LOCKER BUT SOMETIMES DEMAND OUT WEIGHS SUPPLY. ONE MAIL BOOK STORE IN THE CITY SAYS IT HAS A THREE MONTH WAITING LIST FOR MAIL BOOK LOCKSER BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL CURRENTLY LEASED. WHO WILL TAKE PACKAGES ARE ON THE MOVE SO ARE CRIMINALS. UNFORTUNATELY EVERYTHING TAKEN AT HOLIDAY TIME INCREASES. REPORTER: SURVEILLANCE VIDEO, CAUGHT TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS IN RECENT MONTHS, THORAZINE OPENING UP SCREEN DOOR AND WALKING AWAY WITH THE BOX LEFT INSIDE. I HEARD THERE IS A CREW, THAT ACTUALLY FOLLOWS DELIVERY TRUCKS TO THE POST OFFICE OR UPS OFFER FEDEX. REPORTER: THESE ARE PACKAG ING FROM A VICTIM’S DOORSTEP IN NORTHERN LIBERTIES , THREE TIMES AND NEIGHBORS STARTED TO BAND TOGETHER. WE SEE EACH OTHER PACKAGES WE WILL DROP THEM OFF AND STOP PEOPLE FROM LEAVING IT IN INAPPROPRIATE PLACES. NOW SHE PAYS TO HAVE HER PACKAGES SENT TO THE NORTHERN LIBERTIES MAILBOX STORE. THEY THEY CAN DO WITH THE MAILBOX FOR THREE OR SIX MONTHS OR 12 OR IF IT IS, PACKAGE HERE AND THERE I CAN IT HERE THREE, DOLLARS PER PACKAGE. GOOD MOURN, MAY I HELP YOU. REPORTER: THE OWNER SAYS HIS BUSINESS IS RECEIVING NEARLY THREE TIMES PACKAGES PER DAY AS IT TYPICALLY WOULD, PARTLY DUE TO THE HOLIDAY RUSH BUT ALSO BECAUSE CUSTOMERS ARE TRYING TO KEEP THEIR PACKAGES SAFE. BETWEEN BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY, THE LAST COUPLE DAYS HAVE BEEN QUITE A FEW. WE HAVE HAD 250 INCOMING PACKAGES YESTERDAY. UPS ALONE EXPECTS TO SHIP 750 MILLION PACKAGES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE POSTING TIPS FOR NEIGHBORS AND ALSO WARNING THIEVES THAT STEALING MEAL IS

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