The RCMP remind you with the holiday season in full swing parcel theft is a growing concern this year with the increase in online shopping. With home deliveries expected to hit an all-time high during the holiday season packages left unattended on your door step make for easy targets for would be thieves.
To keep your parcels safe the RCMP recommend installing security camera or a smart doorbell, choose an alternate delivery location for your packages such as a nearby Post Office or your place of employment, consider the use of a delivery locker on your property or request a signature on delivery. They add a good way to defend against this type of crime is working together with you neighbors and make arrangements to pick up your packages if you won’t be home for an extended period. If you believe you may have been a victim of theft or witnessed a porch theft contact the police immediately.