UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Warning: Theft of home-delivered packages on rise

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Warning: Theft of home-delivered packages on rise

With eight more packages reported stolen from Fairfield homes Monday, police are warning residents to avoid being victimized by grinch-like thieves by taking extra precautions when expecting gift deliveries.
The surge of thefts early week this follows a series of similar incidents reported over the last few weeks in town.
Package thefts reported Monday include a delivery stolen from a mailbox on Acorn Lane; three packages delivered by UPS taken from the front porch of a Village Lane residence; three swiped from a home on Osborne Lane, and a package delivered by the Postal Service to a Gray Rock Road dwelling was also stolen.
Most of the most incidents reported Monday took place over the last week, police were told, although the incident on Gray Rock Road occurred sometime between noon and 3 p.m. Monday.
These thefts follow a series of similar, which police said include: a Christmas Tree Lane resident reported that three UPS packages had been stolen from her front porch Dec. 7. She told police the UPS driver dropped off the packages around 7 p.m. and rang the doorbell to let her know they were there. She said she was busy and didn't go to collect them until about 8:30 p.m. By then, however, the packages, with merchandise totaling about $300, had been stolen.
David Rosenstein, who lives on Acorn Lane, told police that an iPhone was stolen from his mailbox Dec. 5, and said a neighbor saw a suspicious Maroon Ford Explorer in the area. The Explorer, which had Vermont license plates, may have been following a mail truck. READ MORE: http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Warning-Theft-of-home-delivered-packages-on-rise-2399337.php

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