SEARCY, AR (KAIT) - Dr. Seuss's Grinch apparently has some competition in Region 8.
The Searcy Police Department has received several reports recently of packages stolen from porches.
Officer Terri Lee, public information officer for SPD, says while online holiday shopping is convenient it does provide thieves with an opportunity to steal your gifts.
To prevent your deliveries from being picked up by the wrong hands, she suggests:
- Have your packages delivered to your work address, if allowed.
- Have packages sent to a trusted neighbor or family member who is home during the day.
- Track your packages online; re-route them if available.
- If you know you will not be home to receive a package, ask the delivery service to postpone delivery.
Lee says this is also a great time to meet your neighbors and agree to watch out for each other. If you see something suspicious, contact your local law enforcement agency or SPD at 501-268-3531.
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