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Note: Several package thefts;
BPD: Over the last couple of weeks we have had reports of stolen packages off of porches mainly on the Westside. Today we had one in the 1200 block of Moore in which the suspects (described as 2 male whites, one wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and white pants) took a package and ran off. They dropped the package, and we recovered it with the help of a RCSO Deputy who was in the area.
Over the last 2 weeks we have had at least 5 packages stolen from porches. One in the 1500 block of Hackett, 2 in the 1300 block of 9th, 1 in the 1100 block of 11th, and 1 in the 1700 block of Vernon. Most of these thefts have occurred between 1200 and 4pm.
We would encourage you to set up some type of notification with whichever service is delivering to you. If you are able to set up a signature for delivery, or a secure place for your delivery to be dropped, that would be a way to hopefully keep your stuff. As always if you see someone in your neighborhood that seems out of place and suspicious, you can always call in, and we can make contact with them to make sure all is okay with them. If you see someone carrying boxes down the street, especially in those areas, it is worth us having a quick chat with them if only to verify that all is okay, and they are not stealing Christmas cheer.
Be safe and be vigilant
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