Sunday, September 22, 2019

Mail Theft Advisory from the Southlake Police Department

The Southlake Police Department wants to remind residents to use caution when having packages delivered to their doorstep especially during the holiday season. Police are currently working a case of mail theft in Southlake. The theft occurred on November 14th in the 2100 block of Cheyenne Park Lane.

The homeowner stated that several packages were taken from his front porch. Southlake Police are releasing three images taken from the resident’s home video surveillance system in the hopes that anyone who recognizes this individual will contact police.

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Suspect Vehicle

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The video shows a vehicle making a slow pass by the victim’s residence before making a U-turn and approaching the house. The vehicle is described as a silver passenger vehicle, possibly a newer model Honda Fit. The suspect’s vehicle has one rim/hubcap missing on the front passenger side.

The suspect shown in the surveillance video is a white male, wearing a black ball cap with a red emblem, a light colored jacket, blue jeans and black shoes. He also appears to have a pair of work gloves in his back right pocket.

Additional Tips for Preventing Mail Theft:

Packages that are left unattended make for easy targets for criminals. Package thefts commonly occur during normal working hours (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) when many people are not home. To avoid being a victim, here are some tips to prevent packages from being stolen from your front porch:

  • If possible, and allowed by your employer, have packages delivered to your workplace.
  • If having packages delivered to work is not an option, have packages delivered to a place where they can be received in person, such as a trusted neighbor who stays at home during the day or perhaps a retired relative.
  • Request that the shipper require a signature confirmation or hold your package at their pick up facility until you are available to pick it up in person.
  • If purchasing from a large retail store, request that the package be shipped to there nearest store for pick up at your earliest convenience.
  • Provide delivery instructions to the shipper so that packages can be left in a safe location, such as behind your gate, side of the garage, etc. The goal is to have the package out of sight from the street and sidewalk.
  • It is always a good idea to sign up for delivery alerts from the shipper (i.e. email confirmations, etc.). That way you know when your package has been delivered.
    If you see any suspicious behavior please call the police non-emergency number at (817) 743-4522.