Police Warn of Package Snatchers During the Holiday Season

Photo Courtesy Burbank Police Dept.

Burbank police are warning the public to be cautious during the holiday season for potential porch package thieves.

Photo Courtesy Burbank Police Dept.

Police have just released a video (above) of a theft that occurred on December 7 from the 1800 block of N. Maple St. in Burbank around 3:30 pm.  As you can see, the man came up to the porch and stole a package right after a mail carrier left it on the doorstep of the residence.

Please are encouraging residents and package delivery companies to be observant of any suspicious activity this time of year.

Here are also some tips supplied by Burbank Police Department:

If you’re expecting a package, try to be home to accept it or make arrangements to have it delivered at a time when someone is home. Make sure you set up e-mail or text alerts upon delivery and consider having someone you trust accept the package on your behalf if you are unable to. You should also require a signature for packages, especially those which contain valuable items. If you routinely have packages delivered when you aren’t home, explore options for delivery lockers or postal mail boxes.

If anyone witnesses what appears to be a package theft, do your best to obtain a suspect description and vehicle license plate number, if applicable. Report suspicious activity to your local law enforcement agency.

Photo Courtesy Burbank Police Dept.
Photo Courtesy Burbank Police Dept.
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