UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Holiday Related Crime On The Rise In Southport, Conn.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Related Crime On The Rise In Southport, Conn.

If You Fail To Be There For The Delivery You Could End Up Getting Robbed

SOUTHPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A rash of holiday thefts has police warning suburban residents about leaving packages unattended, even on their own doorsteps.
There is an empty spot under the Christmas tree in Stacey Wymbs’ home; it’s where her family’s stolen presents were supposed to go.
But the presents never made it. They vanished from the front porch shortly after being dropped off by UPS, reports CBS 2′s Lou Young.
An emotional Wymbs expressed her unhappiness on Thursday.
“Three packages were taken, six presents inside the packages. I know times are tough, but there are other ways to get things for your friends and family,” she said.
Seasonal crimes like this happen everywhere, but this year a spike in crime in upscale Southport has residents on alert.
Calley Zilling said she’s remaining vigilant.
“We just have to keep an eye out for the UPS, can’t leave ‘em sitting around,” Zilling said.

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