Porch pirates are on the rise in the Wabash Valley

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SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — More and more cases of porch piracy are being reported this holiday season.

With gifts from Cyber Monday arriving at doorsteps nationwide, online shoppers are risking their gifts if they are not home to receive them.

Sullivan County Chief Deputy Jason Bobbitt said it seems like each year the number of thefts like this rise.

There are ways to prevent this that can be easily done by homeowners, suggests Bobbitt.

“You could always network with neighbors or a family member to tell them what time it’s supposed to be there,” said Bobbitt. “Ask what time it’s going to be delivered from the delivery people.”

This, along with setting up places for your mail carrier to safely drop off a package, can prevent your deliveries from being pirated this holiday season.

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