Burbank police report that they are taking police reports for packages that have been left on doorsteps and then are taken. They have recommendations for you if you are buying items online and expect them to be delivered to your home.
– If your employer allows, have packages delivered to your office.
– Have the packages delivered to a place where they can be received in person. Such as a trusted neighbor or a relative who is home.
– Request the shipper require a signature, or hold your package at their pick-up facility, such as the UPS or FedEx office, so you can pick it up at your convenience.
– When purchasing from a large retailer, request that your package be delivered to a local branch of the store, so you can pick it up at your convenience.
– Request a specific delivery date and time from the shipper when you know you will be home.
– Provide delivery instructions to the shipper so that packages can be left at a safe location.
– Sign up for delivery alerts from the shipper so you know when they should arrive.
– Keep an eye on your neighborhood and report suspicious persons and vehicles sitting or cruising the area. “See something, Say something!”
– Utilize a “mailbox” business in your city & see if they will accept shipment of your items for a fee.
– If you do not receive your shipment on time, check with the company of origin and confirm the delivery. If the item was delivered and you did not receive it, then report the theft or loss to the original company, the shipping company, and your local police.