Give Porch Pirates the Boot

Coquitlam

2021-11-29 13:45 PST

File # 2021-32078

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Holiday shopping season in full swing, so too comes the season of the opportunistic Porch Pirate; someone who steals your newly delivered, unattended packages from outside your residence.

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Surveillance video of male in coat and baseball cap on front porch leaning down to pick up boxed package then walking away.

 

As home delivery increases, so does the need for the public to be vigilant against package theft. As more consumers look to make their purchases online, more thieves will target doorsteps and mailboxes.

Making purchases online has become the new normal, falling victim to theft should not be, says Corporal Paige Armstrong, Media Relations Officer with the Coquitlam RCMP.

We want to make sure that your loot gets into your hands and not those of a Porch Pirate.
Here are a few tips:

If you see suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, or are a victim of theft, please call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550.
 

Released by

Cpl. Paige Kuz

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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