Police are investigating a theft of packages from a front porch in north Southlake.
The Southlake Police Department released a statement Thursday advising residents to take precautions when they’re having mail delivered to their front porches.
On Nov. 14, a resident in the 2100 block of Cheyenne Park Lane reported several packages were stolen from the home’s front porch.
The surveillance video shows a man driving slowly by the house, turning around and stopping in front of the house.
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The man got out, grabbed all the mail on the porch and took off. Police are seeking more information about the suspect.
Police warned residents that packages left unattended are “easy targets for criminals,” especially during the Christmas shopping season.
Southlake Police tips to avoid having packages stolen:
- If possible, and allowed by your employer, have packages delivered to your workplace.
- If workplace delivery is not an option, have packages delivered to a place where they can be received in person: a trusted neighbor who stays at home, or a retired relative.
- Request that the shipper require a signature confirmation or hold your package at their pick up facility until you can pick up in person.
- If purchasing from a large retail store, request that the package be shipped to their nearest store for pick up at your convenience.
- Provide delivery instructions to the shipper so packages can be left in a safe location: behind your gate, side of the garage, or anywhere out of sight from the road.
- Sign up for delivery alerts from the shipper.
- Report suspicious behavior by calling the police non-emergency number at 817-743-4522.