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#4490010 - 08/16/17 09:45 AM Package stealing/opening in a building. Tips?
pandus13 Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 3176
Loc: Chicago,IL,USA
Hi BITOGers,

I live in a building, which has a double entrance/vestibule and a mail room.
Also a Camera (non-recording) pointing to the double-door entrance.

Around Christmas , at least 4-6 packages disappeared.

It seems now, some packages have been "played" with: either dumped in the common garbage or opened/roughed, or 2 packages disappeared.

It includes packages from UPS/Fedex/USPS.

What should be the steps to discourage the internal joker/thief or to catch him/her.

Just worried because i have to receive 2 tires.

P.S. the Christmas stealing was more heart-breaking because they stole kids/grandkids presents (not mine, but still)

Thank you
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#4490025 - 08/16/17 10:03 AM Re: Package stealing/opening in a building. Tips? [Re: pandus13]
rooflessVW Offline


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4025
Loc: North Carolina
Ship to your business, get a PO box, or move.
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#4490029 - 08/16/17 10:06 AM Re: Package stealing/opening in a building. Tips? [Re: pandus13]
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Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
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#4490030 - 08/16/17 10:07 AM Re: Package stealing/opening in a building. Tips? [Re: pandus13]
2010Civic Offline


Registered: 12/06/14
Posts: 350
Loc: Minnesota
Doesn't USPS/Fedex/UPS let you pick up your package at the store?
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#4490031 - 08/16/17 10:07 AM Re: Package stealing/opening in a building. Tips? [Re: AirgunSavant]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: AirgunSavant
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Ya beat me to it.

+1
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#4490033 - 08/16/17 10:09 AM Re: Package stealing/opening in a building. Tips? [Re: pandus13]
2010Civic Offline


Registered: 12/06/14
Posts: 350
Loc: Minnesota
Or ship it to a family member or friends house.
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#4490037 - 08/16/17 10:14 AM Re: Package stealing/opening in a building. Tips? [Re: pandus13]
bioburner Offline


Registered: 09/19/16
Posts: 1418
Loc: Minnesota
Use the pickup option. FedEx here is a pain as the office is 80 miles away but UPS is about 20. Being your from Chicago be glad it does not come with lead. My sister came this summer from Chicago and complained about the birds making noise versus street sounds
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#4490038 - 08/16/17 10:15 AM Re: Package stealing/opening in a building. Tips? [Re: pandus13]
DBMaster Offline


Registered: 09/18/12
Posts: 5322
Loc: DFW
replace the non-recording camera with an Ed 209.

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#4490042 - 08/16/17 10:19 AM Re: Package stealing/opening in a building. Tips? [Re: pandus13]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 3947
Loc: Ohio
Delivery insurance, a signature, surveillance.
You could try to get the postal inspector involved on USPS packages but it takes some legwork. The postal inspector isn't a kindly letter carrier wearing a different hat - he's a Federal law enforcement officer quite like an FBI agent.
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#4490049 - 08/16/17 10:24 AM Re: Package stealing/opening in a building. Tips? [Re: pandus13]
oldoak2000 Offline


Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 119
Loc: North TEXAS
Originally Posted By: pandus13
Hi BITOGers,

I live in a building, which has a double entrance/vestibule and a mail room.
Also a Camera (non-recording) pointing to the double-door entrance.

Around Christmas , at least 4-6 packages disappeared.

It seems now, some packages have been "played" with: either dumped in the common garbage or opened/roughed, or 2 packages disappeared.

It includes packages from UPS/Fedex/USPS.

What should be the steps to discourage the internal joker/thief or to catch him/her.

Just worried because i have to receive 2 tires.

P.S. the Christmas stealing was more heart-breaking because they stole kids/grandkids presents (not mine, but still)

Thank you


Ship to yourself a Cellular Game Camera, packed in a box facing up, and running live.
Show cops thief's FACE when they open, and PRESS CHARGES !!

Not cheap, but LEGAL and it will work!

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#4490074 - 08/16/17 11:07 AM Re: Package stealing/opening in a building. Tips? [Re: pandus13]
NormanBuntz Online   content


Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 2121
Loc: Outer Banks, NC
Mail theft problems in Chicago? Who knew?

It's up to the landlord to increase building security in view of mail or package losses. Maybe the landlord can lobby with the USPS to install parcel lockers, though that would not help with the theft of FedEx and UPS packages. If the other recommendations previously posted don't appeal to you, consider taking out an address at a mail receiving agency like a UPS Store or Mailboxes Etc. For your tires, have them shipped directly to your installer.
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#4490075 - 08/16/17 11:09 AM Re: Package stealing/opening in a building. Tips? [Re: NormanBuntz]
HangFire Offline


Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 2506
Loc: Central Maryland
Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz
It's up to the landlord to increase building security in view of mail or package losses.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

you want the landlord to spend money


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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#4490083 - 08/16/17 11:19 AM Re: Package stealing/opening in a building. Tips? [Re: pandus13]
DBMaster Offline


Registered: 09/18/12
Posts: 5322
Loc: DFW
There are plenty of "porch pirates" in the neighborhoods where I live. My neighbors have caught people on their Ring doorbell cameras casually walking up to the porch and taking packages. Some of the more motivated thieves have even been spotted following delivery vehicles and swiping the packages mere moments after they are dropped off.

The future of humanity is bleak, my friends.

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#4490097 - 08/16/17 11:46 AM Re: Package stealing/opening in a building. Tips? [Re: bioburner]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3966
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: bioburner
Use the pickup option. FedEx here is a pain as the office is 80 miles away but UPS is about 20. Being your from Chicago be glad it does not come with lead. My sister came this summer from Chicago and complained about the birds making noise versus street sounds


I use this for UPS a lot and it works great because the office is so convenient for me...used to be on my way home from work, now is about a 1 mile detour from my usual commuting route. May have done it with FedEx, can't remember offhand...
I started my UPS account because my wife was going ape shut about me buying skis online, when my daughter was still growing I usually bought her a pair a year (GS-style skis one year and wide twin tips the next) and I got a pair about every other year. I couldn't really tell her that a six foot long box was for movies from Amazon and I didn't like them sitting out in the driveway, anyway, so I arranged to pick them up every time. Did it through work once before they told me that they were no longer accepting employee's personal packages for security and regulatory reasons.
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#4490101 - 08/16/17 11:50 AM Re: Package stealing/opening in a building. Tips? [Re: DBMaster]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 3947
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: DBMaster
There are plenty of "porch pirates" in the neighborhoods where I live. My neighbors have caught people on their Ring doorbell cameras casually walking up to the porch and taking packages. Some of the more motivated thieves have even been spotted following delivery vehicles and swiping the packages mere moments after they are dropped off.

The future of humanity is bleak, my friends.
This is what happens when a high-trust homogeneous society loses its founding identity.
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