Anti-Santa pilfers package from porch, as young man who lives there watches
EDWARDS, COLORADO — A young man watched someone steal a package from his front porch as he was waiting for his ride to school Monday morning, Dec. 18. The young man called his father, who notified deputies with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.
The alleged porch pirate was driving a red truck with blue lettering and wearing a hat, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Eagle County Crimestoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment.
The Sheriff’s Office is reminding the community to take precautions and arrange to have packages brought inside as soon as possible.
Here are some ways to keep packages from being stolen.
- Amazon offers Amazon Key, a program for Prime members. The program allows mail people to use a key or code to enter homes and deliver packages.
- UPS and FedEx both have apps that allow customers to reschedule and reroute their packages. The apps are UPS My Choice and FedEx Delivery Manager.
- There are several ways to get a securely delivered package from the U.S. Postal Service. Some packages require a signature from the recipient, a service that both senders and receivers can request. Lockboxes, which are secure boxes the mail person will put the packages into, is also a good option.
- The U.S. Postal Inspection Service also has some tips on its website to protect your packages, including: Do not send cash in the mail; tell your local post office when you’ll be out of town so they can hold your mail, and start a neighborhood watch program to keep an eye out for thieves.
Randy Wyrick is a staff writer for the Vail Daily, a sister paper of The Park Record. He can be reached at 970-748-2935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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