By District Attorney Summer Stephan
As your District Attorney, I’m committed to increasing communication and accessibility between the DA’s Office and you, the community. One way I have been doing that is through this monthly column, where I provide consumer tips on public safety matters.
As the holiday shopping season nears, you may be focused on the fact that there are only three weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. With a shorter time period to shop this season, it’s likely that more consumers will rely on online shopping. While that’s great for online retailers and for the economy, it can also be a boon for porch pirates.
Nearly 26 million Americans reported they had packages stolen in 2017 according to a study. With the online sales unlikely to slow down, it is more important than ever to know how to stop and prevent porch theft.
Here are some steps you can take to help prevent package theft:
Here’s what you should do if your package is missing: