With an increase in packages left at front doors during the holidays comes an increase in thefts of those packages. In Prince George’s County, one neighborhood is fighting back.
Many residents of the Perrywood neighborhood equipped their homes with security cameras. One camera caught a man running up to a house, taking a package and running away, and neighbors said that happened several times last week.
One resident said a medical device worth several thousand dollars was stolen last week after being set out on his porch for pickup, and he may get stuck paying for it.
“It kind of puts a face to the things that you wonder,” a resident said. “’Hey, I wonder who this is. Why are they targeting me? What did I do?’”
Many neighbors simply stopped shopping online.
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