North Texas has been hit by package thieves stealing deliveries right off the streets according to an NBC 5 DFW article published on December 17th. In it they say:
“Dallas residents are reporting package thefts, including on one South Dallas Street where a single thief has been caught on camera approaching multiple homes and checking if doors are unlocked. ‘I think he is very bold and I was actually home I was just asleep,’ said Charlotta Richardson, who had her package stolen. On Richardson’s surveillance video, the thief appears to be holding flyers for a business that he also left at multiple homes. NBCDFW called the business, which did not return our messages. It remains unclear if they have any direct connection to the thief.”
The good news though, is that two alleged package thieves have been apprehended in Plano according to a Dallas Morning News article published on December 15th. In it they say:
“‘Tis the season to steal packages? Not in Plano, a pair of alleged thieves recently found out. Two people are facing theft of mail charges for allegedly stealing packages from homes on West Parker Road in Plano, police said. Jayden Tyler Lindsey, 19, and Ashley Marie Vega, 29, were apprehended on Dec. 1 after a UPS driver told Plano police that he saw two people in a vehicle who were stealing packages. The driver also told police he found several empty Amazon boxes in the area.”
It’s intuitive that package theft would be on the rise given that the holiday season brings more deliveries to people’s doorsteps, but staying vigilant and keeping track of your parcels can mitigate the risks.