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Law enforcement tips preventing porch pirates

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Published on December 4, 2019 -

Law enforcement tips preventing porch pirates

It takes just a few seconds for you to fall victim to a porch pirate.

Porch pirates are people who steal packages from the porches.

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Law enforcement tips preventing porch pirates

And thanks for joining us for 41nbc news at 6:00.

I'm shelby coates.

And i'm tucker sargent.

Our top story tonight at 6: with christmas only three weeks away, this is the busiest time of year for delivery companies like fed-ex and u-p-s.

41 nbc's jatrissa wooten explains... how to ensure your holiday deliveries ... get to the rightful owner.

:21-:24 :26-:30 it takes just a few seconds... for you to fall victim to a porch pirate.

Porch priates are people who steal packages from porches.

According to safewis?a home security company nearly 26 million americans in 20-17 have fallen victim to porch pirates.

And here locally "we have seen some cases not as many as some other communities but we did have some cases last year and i've had a few this year..."

"stand up: resident here at napier avenue home said luckily for him and his family they never have fallen victim to a porch pirate however now officials are sending tips to you so that you aren't next" "you can always call the company that was delivering the item, and ask them to hold it for pick up at their

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