Cohasset Police Department

Cohasset CID: Don’t Fall Victim to Porch Pirates This Holiday Season!

COHASSET — With the holidays quickly approaching and residents continuing their online shopping, Detective Lieutenant Gregory Lennon, Commander of the Cohasset Police Criminal Investigation Division (CID), is encouraging residents to use caution when scheduling deliveries in order to prevent unattended packages from being stolen.

“We understand that many of our residents aren’t home during the day to receive packages, so we encourage them to follow these safety tips in order to avoid being a victim of one of these crimes,” Detective Lieutenant Lennon said.

FedEx and UPS offer services to assist customers. To ensure packages are not stolen, consider:

If you arrive home to find that your package has been stolen, immediately call the Cohasset Police Department at 781-383-1212. Unfortunately, if the item was not insured, the chances of receiving it back are slim.

Residents should NEVER accept a surprise package or gift where a payment is required. Additionally, do not give out any personal information when retrieving a delivery if you initiated the purchase.