Porch pirates: Kyle police give tips to prevent stolen packages

The Kyle Police Department is reminding people to be on the lookout for potential "Grinches" trying to steal your holiday cheer.

In a creative PSA announcement, officers warned about porch pirates portrayed as the popular Christmas character.

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Kyle police offered tips to make sure your packages aren't swiped this holiday season.

  • Request that packages you're having delivered come in non-descript packaging, especially if it's from a luxury brand.
  • Customize delivery times to ensure you are home when the items get to your door
  • Have packages delivered to a friend who is home, your work place or even the store of purchase, if the option is available
  • Be sure to track your package and consider a package lockbox for maximum security

To watch the full video from Kyle police, click here.