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Offline turtalia

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package thieves
« on: January 16, 2020, 10:03:58 AM »
Hi Neighbors,
  Our building on 88th street and 35th avenue has had a recent rash of package thieves (three times that we know of since the new year).  Twice it was the same person, last night a different person took several from our mailbox area despite many signs being posted with video screenshots of the previous thief.  A police report was made, just sharing in case they are hitting several buildings in the neighborhood.  The one last night rang a resident and claimed to have packages for someone in the building was not let in, we think they just rang several other apartments.  Our buzzer system is video, we have cameras in the lobby and mailbox area -- they don't seem to care.
 

Offline JH3525

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Re: package thieves
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 10:38:45 AM »
Would the recent Bail Reform Changes have something to do with the "they don't seem to care attitude"?  Plus the fact that they know that the police place a very low priority on package thieves.  Its happening in other buildings and it will continue. 


Offline Shelby2

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Re: package thieves
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 10:50:14 AM »
Hi Neighbors,
  Our building on 88th street and 35th avenue has had a recent rash of package thieves (three times that we know of since the new year).  Twice it was the same person, last night a different person took several from our mailbox area despite many signs being posted with video screenshots of the previous thief.  A police report was made, just sharing in case they are hitting several buildings in the neighborhood.  The one last night rang a resident and claimed to have packages for someone in the building was not let in, we think they just rang several other apartments.  Our buzzer system is video, we have cameras in the lobby and mailbox area -- they don't seem to care.
 

Thanks for the heads up. I don't think we've had a problem yet in our building but it seems like it could very easily start happening. I wonder if this is why some buildings are starting to get those Amazon lockers discussed in another thread.

Offline hum@njukebox1

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Re: package thieves
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 03:18:44 PM »
I wonder what the thieves do with all the stuff they don't want/need?  Such an odd crime.

Offline dssjh

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Re: package thieves
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 03:57:54 PM »
E-Bay, Craigslist....

Offline droy

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Re: package thieves
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 11:04:01 PM »
These are the two thieves in our building this week.
Police reports filed and we have video of each incident.

Offline Miss Chatelaine

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Re: package thieves
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2020, 10:52:44 AM »
I wonder what the thieves do with all the stuff they don't want/need?  Such an odd crime.

I had a couple of packages stolen and that's pretty much what the friend who sent them said: "What are they gonna do with a couple of cat toys and a calendar?"

On the same day those were stolen, I received a package of expensive clothes that was fully opened, but the items were still inside. That may have been some kind of accident and fluke coincidence, but I'll never be sure they just didn't like the outfit  :D

Offline hum@njukebox1

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Re: package thieves
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2020, 12:18:19 PM »
Lol!

I bet they hope for something of value and end up throwing away most of the items they steal.  Sad. 

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Re: package thieves
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2020, 12:18:19 PM »