OPP offer tips to defend against ‘porch pirates’ over the holiday season

Ontario Provincial Police are offering up some helpful tips in an effort to curb the theft of deliveries from the front porch of homes over the holiday season.

A recent survey by FedEx showed that one in four Canadians have fallen victim to so-called ‘porch pirates.’

One such incident happened in Fergus, Ont., on Nov. 8, when pet medication was stolen off the front step of someone’s home in the small community north of Guelph.

OPP say a 15-year-old was identified and the package was returned to the house.

Their Fergus detachment has several suggestions on stopping porch pirates, like recommending that those expecting a package make arrangements to be at home for the delivery or ask someone, such as a neighbour or a friend, to collect it.

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