It was the site of a previous theft. These flyers are now in circulation at the building...
We've also received reports of missing/stolen packages from buildings on Fifth Street and Seventh Street.
According to a recent (Dec. 3!) article in The New York Times:
In New York City, where more orders are delivered than anywhere else in the country, over 90,000 packages a day are stolen or disappear without explanation, up roughly 20 percent from four years ago, according to an analysis conducted for The New York Times.
About 15 percent of all deliveries in urban areas fail to reach customers on the first attempt because of package theft and other issues, like deliveries to the wrong house, according to transportation experts.
Some of the common sense tips to help prevent package theft includes:
- Don't buzz strangers into your building
- Make sure you close the building's front door tightly behind you
- Have your package delivered to your work
- Have your package delivered to the apartment of a relative or friend who you know will be home
- Have your package held at your local post office for pickup (If you don't mind waiting in a line and encountering surly customer-service reps)
- Request that your package has signature confirmation upon delivery
- (Someone will say don't order anything online)
The 9th Precinct offered this up last week...
If you are going to take part in #CyberMonday we ask you to consider using a drop off locker or have the packages delivered to you at work to ensure you get them. @amazon and @UPS have lockers throughout the neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/vBg9lJgLZd— NYPD 9th Precinct (@NYPD9Pct) December 2, 2019