Beware of Parcel Thieves in Pinner

Dear Watch Member,
Parcel theft is an everyday, all year-round crime that often goes unreported.

In the lead-up to Christmas, parcels may contain more expensive items than usual.

Which is great news for the opportunist thief who sees an uncollected delivery on a doorstep whilst walking down the street.

Or the thief that follows a delivery van and watches where the delivery is left before purloining it for themselves.

Here are some things you can do to reduce the risk of your parcel being stolen:

• track your parcel to ensure you or someone else is at home for the delivery
• install a video doorbell; this can be connected to your mobile so you are notified immediately of any delivery, and is easier to install than a full CCTV system
• install a security light
• arrange for your parcel to be delivered to a trusted neighbour, or other family members who will be at home; if you live in a flat, is there a concierge who could accept the parcel for you?
• use an off-site locker service for frequent deliveries, or for expensive items; these parcel boxes are more likely to be in busy, safer locations – such as supermarkets – rather than secluded areas which could be targeted by thieves

Remember, this crime prevention advice is for life, not just for Christmas.
If you need to reply regarding this message, tap on this email address: [email protected]
Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 020 8721 2775