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Tips to prevent package theft

Posted at 7:05 PM, Dec 08, 2016

One of the most convenient ways to get all of your holiday shopping done is to order online! But online shopping comes with a few risks, like thieves getting to your gifts before you do. 

Dozens of Howard County residents are being reunited with their stolen packages Thursday night. 

RELATED: Police deliver dozens of packages that were stolen from Howard County homes

Here's a few things you can do to make sure you get your package:

  • Under special instructions, ask the deliverer to put the package in a hidden spot (behind a bush, behind a wooden fence).
  • Ask neighbors to keep an eye out for your package, or even bring it inside their home.
  • Require a signature, from you or a neighbor, so the package isn't left on your front porch.
  • Have the package left at the Post Office.
  • Use Amazon Locker
  • Rent a P.O. Box

And if all else fails, you can always do what this couple did!

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