Western Massachusetts residents are being given some tips this holiday season to deal with thieves who steal gifts that are ordered online.
To stop the so-called package pirates from stealing items from someone's front porch, the Wilbraham Police Department is offering the following tips:
Ask for a tracking number, try to schedule a delivery for a time you know you'll be home, request a signature for delivery or have the packages delivered to a retail store or locker.
The police department encourages anyone who sees anything suspicious in their neighborhood to call them.
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