No, that one bust back in September of the mail-thief ring has not ended the habit certain unsavory types have of plucking Amazon packages from our porches. Since we’re in the midst of heavy package delivery season, it’s worth taking note.
On the Wallyhood Forums, Leslieredd wrote:
We’ve twice now in the past two weeks had packages stolen from both our front and back doors, both UPS and FedEx.
And Stols responded:
Hello I got a package stolen from my porch on Monday and I was wondering what I should do now?
Thankfully, Amazon will replace the package free of charge, but it’s also a good idea to report it to the police: http://www.seattle.gov/police/report/. As AlChasesHisTrainOfThought notes, SPD’s disclaimer on that site states “All cases filed within this system will be reviewed. Most cases will NOT be investigated.”
As Zod notes in an email, though, SPD says their attention is data-driven: according to the Seastat web site, they use the data on cases filed to decide how to allocate their patrols.
You can also rent a box at the post office, or try Amazon’s locker delivery service. Unfortunately, Nola says:
I ordered something from Amazon today and tried to use the locker pick up option. I wanted to use the one on Leary in the 7 eleven. It said it was full. So I think a lot of people are switching to other options for deliveries. This is a real drag.