EUGENE, Ore. — Some people in the Santa Clara area ordering gifts online aren’t receiving them. Someone is driving around neighborhoods taking them off their porches. Police say a person in a light colored pick-up truck is canvassing the neighborhood and stealing multiple packages off of people’s front porches when they’re not home.
One neighbor says he saw the truck driving up and down the street multiple times and then the driver stopped, ran onto his neighbor’s front steps and took four packages with him.
Neighbors are using facebook pages to spread the word about this theft, so others don’t fall victim to the crime.
“We in our neighborhood actually use social media as kind of an electronic neighborhood watch. If we see something going on we’ll posts on Irving area, Santa Clara area facebook pages and other people will say oh I saw that too,” said Stewart Gilbert.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is offering some tips to avoid this type of crime. LCSO recommends getting the package delivered to the store you’re ordering it from, an office, or friend’s house where you know someone will be home during the day.
It also recommends tracking your packages, so you can bring them inside as soon as they’re dropped off.