FAIRFIELD, CT (WCBS 880) – Police have seen this before, but this holiday season there seems to be an uptick in the number of thieves stealing packages delivered to homes in Fairfield and in Southport.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story

Lt. Jim Perez says many residents are getting tracking information indicating their packages have been delivered, but when they come home, the packages aren’t there.

“We had one victim who had three packages taken at three different times and so this is becoming a problem,” Perez told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau. “We have witnesses who have said that they’ve seen vehicles following UPS and FedEx trucks as they make their deliveries, mostly in residential neighborhoods.”

Police advise residents to either have somebody at home, if possible, to pick up the deliveries or have the packages delivered to offices where they work.

Have you ever had a package stolen? Tell your story in the comments section below!

Comments (6)
  1. Meme Meyagi says:

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  2. lancaster says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    At the corner of Calaveras and N. Park Victoria in Milpitas California two corrupt DEA allmost caused the death of an elderly lady while they where harrassing a suspect.
    The elderly lady was crossing the street about 15 yards ahead of the suspect’s car that was going west bound on Calaveras after having just pulled out of the Shell station. One of the DEA in the bus stop near the Shell station tried to gain the attention of the suspect thereby almost causing the car to hit the elderly lady. The other DEA was at the Shell station.
    They have also recently, on several occasions, entered my home while I was not there so that they can get better access to my vehicle and loosen steering linkages, remove wheel weights, tamper with breaks, tamper with transmission linkages, etc… Every time I detect that they have entered my home, my dog looks like he is not feeling well. Why take my insolence out on a dog?
    They are also shooting BB guns at my car while driving. One instance they shot a BB gun at my car in a very busy intersection of highways 680&101 while I was traveling 55+ mph.
    They have been harrassing me for 20 years.
    The DEA is part of the problem and not solution. Apart from being the proxy force for the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) and the NSA, they have been a failure since Nixon’s inception. The DEA could benefit from a large buget cut and employee rift to remove the corrupt ones.

  3. Josh says:

    It doesn’t help that UPS and FedEx delivery men rarely ring doorbells. I work from home and routinely “discover” packages have arrived on my doorstep without a simple doorbell ring.

    Many people don’t have neighbors they can call on to accept daytime deliveries, and offices frown on having their mailrooms used for personal deliveries. it would be great if this article had some UPS/FedEx recommended tips for how packages can be securely received when no-one is home.

    1. Kathy Vecchio says:

      It’s not only happening in Conn., happening here in NY too and this same story runs every holiday season, same commentary, same video. I track package delivery as best I can on-line but those surprise packages get you every time. Seems delivery personnel only ring the bell when they require a signature but even then that is not always the case (really would like to know who has signed for some of mine)!

  4. Surfin Bird says:

    some jobs dont let you have pacgaes delivered

  5. NYPD r PIGS says:

    Wouldn’t be surprised if the vehicles seen following the UPS or FedEx trucks are that of the local police or fire depts.

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