Police Advice – Door Step Deliveries

Neighbourhood Watch Message

Thefts of Door Step Deliveries

In the current season with internet shopping etc. the number of door step deliveries of parcels has increased dramatically. Unfortunately as a result, we are seeing a rise in unscrupulous thieves who are walking the streets and stealing parcels left in full sight on door steps by delivery firms.

Most if not all delivery firms, will notify you when to expect a delivery on a specific date and between given times, if you are not going to be available they allow you to re-direct it to a neighbour, a work address or another date. You can also give instruction as to where you would like any parcel to be left, i.e. in a safe place such an enclosed porch, possibly at the rear of your property or in a shed or wheelie bin but out of sight from passing traffic. Arrangements can also be made to collect parcels direct from the Post Office Sorting Office or local parcel delivery shops/locations (Hermes & Amazon)

Do not have parcels left in full view on door steps for long periods of time and Please report anyone seen walking aimlessly around the streets taking particular interest in your or your neighbours houses using 101 or via 999 if you see a parcel being stolen.

Suspicious incidents can also be reported using the following link:-
Something you’ve seen or heard | Gloucestershire Constabulary

Any and all information can be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111

Thank you and best wishes to everyone for Christmas and the New Year

This is the end of the message and Please Stay Safe.

Message Sent By
Simon Bailey (Police, Neighbourhood Watch Officer, Glouce)