.

Hey Swampscott, Do You Guard Against Package Snatchers?

With a recent package theft making headlines in neighboring Salem, we have to ask: do you worry about the safety of your packages?

The Grinch lives.

He may not be green and slinky.

He may not even be a he.

But Grinch-like fingers can get light around porches and steps when they fasten onto newly arrived boxes.

Take the story of Bill Bushong's stolen birdcage and the video surveillance he captured of a woman stealing a package from his front porch in Salem that was recently featured on a handful of local news stations.

In Swampscott, the police log has in the past featured reports of packages reported missing during the holiday season. 

So, we have to ask: do you regularly have packages delivered to or picked up from your front doorstep in Swampscott? Do you ever worry that the items you order won't be there when you get home?

Do incidents like the recent theft on Mason Street in Salem have you mulling over the installation of surveillance equipment of your own?

How can similar thefts be prevented in the future?

Let us know in the comments section below.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »