Packages left on door steps and porches are just about everywhere during the holiday season and police across New England are warning residents of thieves taking advantage of the unattended items.
In Brookline, Massachusetts, police have seen an uptick in the number of pilfered packages with the annual holiday invasion of trucks and crews, scurrying like elves to make sure online purchases get delivered. In the last year, 80 packages have been stolen, more than double the amount from 2013.
Police are telling people to more vigilant, urging them to bring their packages in as soon as they can or schedule deliveries. Investigators in Brookline do plan to put a GPS in a package left on a porch to see if they can catch any potential thieves.
Allan Sutfin was at home this afternoon when UPS delivered a package. He's says he's heard about the problem of the stolen packages, but he's not sure what can be done.