9 Tips To Prevent Holiday Mail/Package Thefts In Charlotte

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Every year as the holiday season arrives, there always seems to be an increase in thefts of mail and packages, even in cities like Charlotte, where we typically don't worry much about this in many of our neighborhoods. From Officer K. Brooks, Community Coordinator, for  the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department comes the following advice on how to help prevent mail and package thefts this holiday season.

 

 

"Holiday tips in reference to a rise in Mail/Package thefts-

As the holidays quickly approach we are all busy and forget to do a lot of things that can protect us and our property. This time of year we usually see a rise in house break-ins and package thefts. Please follow the list below to help protect you and your property. We might not be paying attention but the thieves are.

  1. Lock Vehicles
  2. Remove All Valuables
  3. Leave Outside Lights On
  4. Shut & Lock Garage Doors and Windows
  5. Call 911 if you see any suspicious people or vehicles
  6. Have a trusted neighbor keep an eye on your property if you’re going out of town
  7. Set your Alarms
  8. Please do not leave any incoming and outgoing mail in mailboxes
  9. Do not leave packages that are being delivered on porch or outside of home, have a delivery track set on them, have a neighbor pick them up or be there when they are arriving.

 

Use this link: https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action to find out more about "informed delivery" by the US Postal Service."

 

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These 9 tips from CMPD to help prevent holiday mail/package theft in Charlotte are provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners, RE/MAX Executive, your Charlotte metro area real estate consultants. 

 

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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz ~ hi Bob... I just don't know that I'm ready to pass on my keys to total strangers regardless of how good the concept is.

Nov 14, 2017 03:17 AM #15
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES ~ hi Silvia... it is sad that we need to worry so much these days about all aspects of our lives... on-line and off.

Nov 14, 2017 03:18 AM #16
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Lisa Von Domek ~ hi Lisa... it's very sad and it seems to get worse each year. It's particularly sad when it happens during what is supposed to be a "happy" season.

Nov 14, 2017 03:19 AM #17
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Joe Pryor ~ hi Joe...it's just a shame that neighborhood residents need to undertake such measures. There are days when I miss the simpler days of the 1950's.

Nov 14, 2017 03:20 AM #18
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Nina, it is that time of year where packages are coming, and porch pirates are waiting!  Great list of tips! 

Nov 14, 2017 05:07 AM #19
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Joan Cox ~ good morning, Joan... now that is a new term on me... porch pirates. I love it!

Nov 14, 2017 05:16 AM #20
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Good morning, Nina.  A great topic for this time of year, but all year 'round too.  All great tips... and the addition of a security camera can be useful too.  I've never had a problem but it is still on my list of things to do. Better safe than sorry.  Sometimes UPS and FedEx don't even knock or ring the doorbell to let me know a package is here. They just leave it on the porch.  So even if I'm here, it just sits there until I go out.  I don't like that.

Thanks for sharing these tips from the police department.

Nov 14, 2017 06:53 AM #21
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Carol Williams ~ hi Carol... I just find it sad that we have to go through all these gyrations these days, especially during what should be a joyful holiday season.

Nov 14, 2017 06:56 AM #22
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I know, Nina... it is a very sad state of affairs.  All we can do is adjust to the changing world at this point.  

Nov 14, 2017 07:00 AM #23
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Carol Williams ~ hi Carol... we don't have a choice but to adjust... but I'm still nostalgic from time to time for the "good old days."

Nov 14, 2017 07:02 AM #24
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Your #1 is big on the Monterey Peninsula. Most thefts are thefts of opportunity. And if you have to carry packages, put them into the trunk of the car where they can't be seen. That's especially true if you park on the street.

Nov 14, 2017 07:45 AM #25
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® ~ hi Hella... same here... never could figure out why people leave things in their car in full view. I put everything into my trunk except my umbrella.

Nov 14, 2017 08:00 AM #26
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What is our society coming to Nina Hollander. I see this crime on a daily basis on the nightly news. The people even smile at the security cameras now... 

Nov 15, 2017 11:02 AM #27
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Not something I ever really think about...great tips for avoiding theft this time of year!

Nov 15, 2017 01:10 PM #28
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This timely and important advice to share with area residents.

Nov 16, 2017 04:20 AM #29
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, ~ hi Paul... I for one believe that our society and culture are not improving with time.

Nov 16, 2017 04:31 AM #30
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Sharon Tara ~ hi Sharon... and I suppose that is part of the problem... so many of us don't think about these "porch pirates" and that's why they get away with stealing with impunity. It's just a shame that we have to think about it.

Nov 16, 2017 04:32 AM #31
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Roy Kelley ~ hi Roy, it's a shame that we even have to pay attention to information like this.

Nov 16, 2017 04:33 AM #32
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'Tis the season for joy and theft. It's happening here in Flower Mound too. This is great advice. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully everyone has a happy holiday and all the packages and mail gets delivered safely.

Nov 17, 2017 04:01 AM #33
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Patricia Feager ~ hi Patricia... I just hate that we even have to think about things like this in the season of joy! 

Nov 17, 2017 04:11 AM #34
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