Police offer tips on protecting package deliveries from porch pirates

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CADDO PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Caddo and Bossier Parish Sheriffs’ Offices wants citizens to be safe during the holiday season and to make sure their Christmas presents do not go missing.

Authorities say if someone is not going to be home during the time of a package delivery, try having a neighbor or a friend receive it at their address instead.

Residents can also have their packages held by the postal service if they are not going to be home.

And if someone shops on Amazon, they can get their package shipped to a local Fed-Ex store and use the Amazon lockers.

“Porch pirating is not a new concept and it is not confined to the holiday season. It’s a year-round issue, but it becomes more prevalent during this time of the year because of the shipping volume,” said Sgt. Rodney Spikes from Caddo Parish Sheriff Office.

“You know it’s just a sad world we live in, people are going to come and steal your stuff that you’re going to put under the tree for Christmas, shameful, shameful, shameful, but you got to be protective of your stuff,” said Bill Davis from Bossier Parish Sheriff Office.

Residents can arrange to pick up their packages from the post office as well.

Authorities would like citizens to remember to call law enforcement or the delivery service if their packages are stolen.

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