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How you can protect yourself from porch pirates

Local police offer a few tips on how to keep your packages safe from thieves.
Police say door cams don't always work because thieves may be wearing masks
Police say door cams don't always work because thieves may be wearing masks
Published: Dec. 21, 2021 at 4:45 PM CST
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PEORIA (News 25) - December is the prime time of the year for people who steal packages from others’ doorsteps, or porch pirates as they’re commonly called.

Local police suggest that if possible, you track your packages, and pick them up as soon as possible. If you’re not able to receive your package right away, it never hurts to ask a friend, family member or trusted neighbor get it for you.

Another way to make packages less vulnerable, is to have them shipped to your workplace, or add delivery instructions to leave them at a specific location at your residence.

Installing security cameras, or motion detector lights are also effective ways you can protect your packages.

Local police are urging anyone who sees any suspicious activity, to not hesitate to reach out to them.

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