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WCSO Warns Online Christmas Buyers to Be Alert of Parcel Theft

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, October 19, 2022 6:47 am

The Christmas season is here, which means it’s almost time to do some online holiday shopping, and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) is advising residents to be cautious when receiving parcels.

“Online shopping can be very convenient, but unfortunately this time of year we see an uptick in incidents where thieves steal packages right off the front porch or homes,” says WCSO Sheriff Darin Balaam.

WCSO provides some advice on how to protect yourself and your belongings from thieves:

  • Track the packages so you know when they will arrive.
  • Monitor and review footage from a home security camera on a regular basis.
  • If possible, have the packages delivered at your workplace instead of your home, or where someone you know is present to receive the package. This way, packages will not be sitting outside for thieves to take.

“Just taking a few simple precautions can help deter thieves from becoming the Grinch as the holiday season approaches. As always, however, if something happens, reach out to your local law enforcement agency,” Sheriff Balaam adds.

Credits: Fox11

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