Police Use Fake Packages To Catch Porch Pirates


Porch pirates are the worst and with the holiday season upon us, the problem is even worse!

But, if you've ever had your deliveries stolen from outside your house, you'll be happy to know cops are working to get those thieves off the streets. 

Using a tried-and-true method, police in Jersey City have set up sting operations, placing fake packages in high theft areas to catch porch pirates in the act. 

Inside the decoy, Amazon-branded boxes are surveillance cameras and GPS units, which are tracked by volunteers. 

The Associated Press notes that the program is already a success, with cops nailing their first package pilferer in just three minutes. 


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