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Buffalo Police are seeing an uptick in package thefts during the COVID-19 pandemic

Package stolen from your front porch? Here's how to file a claim
Posted at 11:28 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 11:28:34-04

Buffalo Police are seeing an increase in package theft complaints that they believe is connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As deliveries of essential items surge, police say people are leaving their packages on their porches longer than usual and that is leaving them open to larcenies.

If you are expecting a package, you are asked to periodically check top see if it has been delivered to minimize the possibility of having your package snatched or ask a neighbor to retrieve it until you can return home.