Mt. Juliet Police Offer Simple Tips to Keep Grinches from Taking Delivered Packages

Protect Your Packages

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Shopping online is a popular alternative, compared to dealing with crowds and trying to find a parking spot at a local store. However, it comes with its own problems. An unattended package shipped to your front doorstep is an easy target for a thief to take advantage of. To accomplish the theft, all the thief has to do is take it when no one is watching.

Residents can follow a few simple tips to avoid becoming a theft victim:

  • Require the packages to be signed for.
  • Most deliveries occur during the day when people are away at work. Have the package delivered to your work, if allowed.
  • If you know a friend or neighbor, who stays at home during the day, have the package shipped to them.
  • Most carriers provide a tracking number for the package. Track the package so you know exactly when it will be delivered to your home.