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Parcel Thefts

Alert message sent 20/12/2019 09:50:00

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Good Morning

We have been made aware of an increase in unattended parcel thefts across the Charnwood area, whilst we would always recommend that delivery drivers don’t leave parcels in insecure locations, there are a number of steps that you could take to reduce the risk of having a parcel stolen.
Below are a number of tips that’s you may wish to consider if you are unlikely to be home when a parcel is due for delivery.

• Install external CCTV cameras – These are a great deterrent however will not provide the same level of security as some of our other tips.

• Install a Video doorbell – This would allow you to speak with the person trying to deliver your parcel to advise them of a secure location or trusted neighbour with whom they can leave the parcel.

• Install a parcel security box outside of your home – Once a parcel has been placed inside a security box they usually require a key or a code to be inserted to open them.

• Reschedule a parcel to arrive when someone is home.

• Redirect a parcel to your place of work if your employer is ok with this.

• Have your parcel delivered to a collection point – DPD, UPS and Hermes are just a few of the companies which have collection points around the area.

• Have your parcel delivered to an intelligent parcel locker – Amazon have a number of these located across Loughborough at the Carillon Court Shopping Centre, Morrison’s Supermarket and on the University Campus.

Please be vigilant, Should you notice anyone acting suspiciously in your neighbourhood please report this to us.

Kind Regards

Lucinda Bailey

PCSO 6554
Loughborough Police Station

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Lucinda Bailey (Police, PCSO , Charnwood NPA )

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