MAKE SURE DELIVERIES ARE SECURE
The recent theft of a $300 handbag delivered as a Christmas parcel to a doorstep shows the festive season is a time when criminals are looking for easy thefts. Parcel deliveries increase greatly at Christmas, but people's awareness of the threat of their theft may not rise correspondingly. Please consider using other delivery options for your special presents. There are parcel lockers, secure places at your address, or pick it up at your local post office, or nominate a secure place at your home.
– Senior Sergeant Peter Gilmour
soles, a black T-shirt and had a black bandana over his face.
took just five minutes to raid an Owston Street home after its female owner left about 1pm on November 24.
“She came back five minutes later and there was man standing at her door with her belongings at his feet, before he made a vague excuse about being a security guard and leaving with her purse,” Senior Constable Mark Matthews said.
The thief was described as in his 30s with olive skin, clean shaven, slim, with short hair shaved at the sides and a possible outline of a tattoo on his arm.
He wore a white shirt rolled to his elbows, sunglasses and a baseball cap.