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VIDEO: Thief steals Amazon package from porch

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Morris Township police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man suspected of stealing Amazon packages Thursday afternoon.

The man stole the Amazon package from a residence on Harter Road and replaced the package with an empty package that had been stolen from a residence on Skyline Drive, police said.

Hopefully you all saw our post yesterday. We are attaching the video so you can have a clearer view of the male we are trying to locate in regards to this package theft. Please share and if you have any information please contact Det. Boeninghaus at cboeninghaus@mtpd1422.com or (973) 326-7486.Since our initial post there have been 5 additional package thefts reported. Since the holiday season is upon us we wanted to give you some tips on how to prevent help package thefts. ~ Customize your deliveries. Most companies have this option. You can change the time and location of the delivery.~ Consider an alternate destination. When you order something online, consider sending the package to your workplace or to a family member, friend, or neighbor who is home during the day to accept delivery.~ Request a signature. Many packages today are sent without requiring a signature for delivery. If you’re shipping something of high value – or you just want to be sure the items aren’t left unattended – you can require a signature for packages to be released. Only the shipper can make this request.~ Leave special instructions. Ask delivery companies to leave packages at the rear of your residence or on the side of the house by the garage for example.

Posted by Morris Township Police Department on Friday, November 2, 2018

The man left in a 2006 or 2007 white Acura TL, police said.

Since Thursday afternoon, there have been 5 additional package thefts reported, police said.

Since the holiday season is upon us we wanted to give you some tips on how to prevent help package thefts:

  • Customize your deliveries. Most companies have this option. You can change the time and location of the delivery.
  •  Consider an alternate destination. When you order something online, consider sending the package to your workplace or to a family member, friend, or neighbor who is home during the day to accept delivery.
  • Request a signature. Many packages today are sent without requiring a signature for delivery. If you’re shipping something of high value – or you just want to be sure the items aren’t left unattended – you can require a signature for packages to be released. Only the shipper can make this request.
  • Leave special instructions. Ask delivery companies to leave packages at the rear of your residence or on the side of the house by the garage for example.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Morris Township Police Detective Boeninghaus at 973- 326-7486.

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(Photo: Courtesy Morris Township Police Department)
(Photo: Courtesy Morris Township Police Department)