Authorities in one North Jersey municipality are looking for a porch pirate who swiped a box containing thousands of dollars worth of items.

The Hackettstown Police Department in Warren County says the package was stolen on Tuesday, December 12th, at around 1:30 PM from the porch of a home on Musky Ridge Drive.

The total stolen was $3,000.

Anyone with information regarding this case, is encouraged to contact the Hackettstown Police Department at (908) 852-3300.


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Police offer the following shipping tips so you aren't the next victim

  • Sign up for delivery alerts as to when your delivery is scheduled and when the package has been delivered.
  • If not able to be home when a package will be delivered, ask a trusted neighbor to hold it for you.
  • If possible, require a signature for all deliveries if you are the sender. You can also ask the same when you are the recipient. The package won't be left unattended.
  • Consider shipping packages to your place of work or use the ship-to-store option.
  • Online marketplaces like Amazon also offer the option to ship to secure lockers.
  • If you see a package on your neighbor's doorstep, reach out and ask if they would like you to hold it until they are home.
  • If you have a home surveillance system, monitor it more closely when packages are scheduled to arrive.

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