DeKalb police investigate package thefts ahead of holiday season

December 17, 2018

DeKALB – The DeKalb Police Department said in a news release officers have investigated several reports of thefts of unattended packages in front of residents’ homes ahead of the holiday season.

The thefts were reported at various locations within the city, according to the release. No suspects have been identified at this time, and those investigations continue, the release said.

Police officials recommend residents try to be home when packages are expected to arrive; have the package delivered to a neighbor, friend or your place of business if you will not be home when the package is due to arrive; track your package for an expected delivery time; sign up for delivery alerts on your phone; and keep your porch light on for night deliveries to help prevent additional thefts.

Residents can report any suspicious activity or people immediately to the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-8400 or to contact CrimeStoppers at 815-895-3272. They can also text “ALERTDEKALB” to 67282 and provide an anonymous tip, according to the release.

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