Porch Thefts Increase During Christmas Season

Posted on December 17, 2020

Experts predict a rise in package theft to coincide with the holiday season as many consumers shop from home this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart said there are things you can do to cut down on those incidents, “Get those gifts inside. Don’t let them sit outside. If you know the gifts are going to be delivered during the day by FedEx or UPS and you’re not going to home or at work, set it up so someone can go get it, because we  get these porch pirates. They see stuff from Amazon and boom, they stop, they get them, and like me I live out in the country, no one would see them anyway. Nobody would see them do it. You can track all of this stuff. You know when it’s going to get there. Have somebody stop by and pick it up and put it in the garage or put it in the house if they have the keys. Don’t make it easy for them.”

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