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Doorstep Package Thefts Increase During the Holidays
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2014
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
[email protected], 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263
Online holiday shopping season is here and, unfortunately, so is the increase in doorstep package thefts. This week, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has taken several reports of packages (and, in one case, a Christmas tree) stolen from porches and doorsteps. In some cases, thieves will slowly drive through neighborhoods looking for packages on doorsteps during the day when most people are at work or school. It takes less than a minute for them to stop the vehicle, run up to the doorstep, take the package and leave.
Here are some ways to prevent or deter package theft: