How to avoid package theft this holiday season

Look out for porch pirates this holiday season.
Police across the state are warning about package theft. A new initiative in Edison puts more officers on patrol to deter crime.
“A woman from our community noted that it gave her a sense of peace while she looked out the window and she was able to see an Edison police black and white cruiser driving down her street,” said Detective Shirley Dong.
Police say residents should be aware of when their package is delivered and watch for any suspicious cars following delivery trucks.

Other tips to protect yourself and your deliveries:

  • Schedule your deliveries for a time when you are home.
  • If you can't be home, consider sending the package to a post office or trusted neighbor.
  • After receiving your packages, make sure to break down your boxes.
  • And if you can, install a security camera to monitor those deliveries.