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Posted on: December 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Preventing Package Thefts

Package Theft Prevention

Did you know that 36% of Americans have reported having a package stolen at least once?  Here are several ways to stop package theft ...  

  • Bring your package in ASAP
  • Install a video doorbell or security camera
  • Use a locking dropbox
  • Request a delivery confirmation signature
  • Ask them to hide the delivery out of sight
  • Send the package to a secure location other than your home
  • Opt to ship to store instead
  • Leaving town?  Use the request 'Hold Mail' service at
  • Customize delivery by using and your tracking number

It is extremely important to always file a police report when you package is stolen.  Reporting these crimes to Malden PD allows us to be aware of what areas are affected.

If you or someone you know has a package stolen, please call our non-emergency number at 781-397-7171 to file a report.

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