Protecting your packaged mail this holiday season

Print
Email
|

by Michelle Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 17 at 7:41 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Ordering gifts online is convenient, but it can also be a risk.

“It makes you think twice about things and who is watching your house and who's doing what to be that bold,” Pack said.

Bold is right. Pack and his wife came home anticipating some Christmas gifts they ordered from Amazon.com.

“[There was] a scarf for my niece, something for the kitchen for my mother-in-law, and a jewelry holder for my niece.  They were all missing, so of course we called the police,” Pack said. 

The police told the Packs multiple porches in their area had been hit.

“A day later police actually found multiple discarded gifts and broken packages in between houses,” Pack said.

It is that time of year when landings are adorned with additional decorations, goods ordered online. For a thief these are easy targets. WHAS drove through various neighborhoods and had no trouble finding packaged mail. The Packs never found whoever stole from them, but they did find the scarf lying in the snow.

“It makes us think twice about it really.  We've ordered things since then but we've had it sent to our office because we don't know if the person is still out there,” Pack said. 

LMPD had a few tips. People expecting a package should alert a neighbor who may be home during the day. If permissible have packages delivered to work or to a relative’s home or a friend’s house. Also you are encouraged to pay close attention to those emails you get about the status of the package through the tracking.

 

Print
Email
|