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Eugene Delgaudio and Sterling Takes Steps to Cut Parcel Theft

December 10, 2013

LCSO Advises Residents to Take Steps to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Parcel Theft

Eugene Delgaudio is telling Sterling residents about The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office advising residents to take steps to ensure they do not become a victim of package or parcel theft of their delivered items.

Recently the agency has received several reports of parcel-package thefts in the Eastern Loudoun and Dulles South areas of the county.

"Unfortunately, this type of crime rises during the holiday season," said Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman. "We are asking residents take a few steps to combat this type of theft and we are asking you to immediately report any suspicious activity in your community," Chapman added.

Eugene Delgaudio and the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office asks residents to consider taking these steps to help protect their delivered items:

If possible, make arrangements to pick-up packages at a package store or postal service facility.

If they must be delivered, ask that packages be left on a back porch or set beside the front porch. This prevents the packages from being visible from the roadway.

Request a specific delivery time.

Ask a trusted neighbor to watch the delivery and have them take it into their house until you get home.

If you are expecting a package and it does not arrive as scheduled, follow-up with the carrier immediately.

Sheriff Chapman also encourages residents to be vigilant in their neighborhood. "If you see something out of the ordinary in your neighborhood like a suspicious vehicle or person, call it in immediately. When in doubt, have us check it out," said Sheriff Chapman.

Residents are asked to call the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office non-emergency number at 703-777-1021 to report any suspicious activity.

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