Beware Doorstop Thefts When Ordering Online

Beware Doorstop Thefts When Ordering Online

WINNIPEG - As a friendly reminder, especially during the busy holiday shopping season, the Winnipeg Police Service is asking residents to be mindful of doorstep thefts when ordering items online or expecting holiday gifts through the mail/courier.

We offer the following crime prevention tips:

Use tracking numbers to anticipate delivery dates, times, and the whereabouts of the package

Schedule deliveries for a time when someone is expected to be home to receive them

Ship items to a person/place where you know someone will be able to receive the package

Set up text or email delivery notifications

Designate a safe location for parcels to left outside and out of view

Have a neighbour secure the package for you while you are not home

Use FlexDelivery by Canada Post and have packaged delivered to your nearest post office

Set up a signature requirement for receiving packages

Install security cameras to monitor deliveries

WINNIPEG POLICE

TOPICS:   Winnipeg News   Winnipeg Police

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