Porch Pirates are Preventable

Ahoy holiday shoppers! Tis' the season to batten down the hatches on your Cyber Monday bargains to ensure "porch pirates" don't steal treasures from your doorstep.

As you anxiously await your deliveries, the Lee County Sheriff's Office encourages you to follow the tips below to keep your packages safe, while giving thieves the ol' heave-ho:

1. Schedule delivery for a time when you will be at home.

2. Track your delivery on your smartphone to know when your package has been delivered.

3. Install security cameras or a video doorbell.

4. Ask a neighbor to pick up your delivery.

5. Request for packages to be sent to your post office or participating location.

6. Contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office and share your video if you capture a porch pirate on your security camera.

For more information about this Safety & Security Tip contact the Community Response Unit at 477-1CRU (1278).