Announced via Howard County Police Department Facebook page:
It’s the second day of Amazon Prime Day, and your online orders should be arriving soon. Porch Pirates know that, too — like this one, who stole packages from two residences on Orren Boyle Court in Elkridge around 1:30 p.m. on Monday. If you recognize him or his vehicle, contact police at 410-313-STOP or email@example.com.
As always, you are encouraged to report suspicious activity in your neighborhood to HCPD by calling 911 or the non-emergency number at 410-313-2200.
Here are some tips to help you protect these deliveries:
– Consider installing a doorbell camera to be notified whenever someone comes to your door.
-Track your shipments and try to be home when they are scheduled to arrive. If you won’t be home, ask a trusted neighbor or friend to take the package inside until you get home.
– Request that the delivery service leave the package in a less-obvious location, like a side or back door, that can’t be seen from the sidewalk.
– Ask your employer if you can have the shipment delivered to your workplace.
Even if you don’t have a doorbell cam, you can still join a free app called “Neighbors” to see videos like this one posted by camera owners in your neighborhood. HCPD is on there too! Download the FREE doorbell video-sharing app by texting “HCPD” to 555888.
Here is the post with the video: