The holidays may be over put mail and package thefts are still happening in the Sartell community.

On Thursday, March 5 the Sartell Police Department warned residents on their Facebook page to be careful and watch out for mail theft. They called it a 'crime of opportunity'.

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The police say they've received several theft reports of stolen packages left on residents door steps recently. They provided tips for people to follow to keep their packages protected.

  • Pick up packages as soon as they're delivered
  • Track your packages and try to be there when they're delivered
  • Have you packages delivered to your place of business
  • Require your package to have a signature upon delivery
  • Reroute or reschedule your delivery if you're not home
  • If you can, insure your package, especially if it's expensive

If you've been a victim of mail or package theft, call your local police department.

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