about two years ago by Doug Jenkins, WBGZ Radio
Christmas shopping is in high gear for many, and some thieves are taking advantage of those having packages delivered to their homes. Local police are warning of incidents in which online purchases have been delivered to some area homes, only to be stolen shortly after by thieves waiting for the packages while the residents are away. One of the biggest things you can do as a shopper, according to Madison County Sheriff John Lakin, is to not broadcast your schedule for any and all to see.
Lakin also says try to make sure any packages that are delivered are left outside for as little time as possible.