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Four ways to keep your packages safe

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Keep your packages safe this holiday season. Keep your packages safe this holiday season.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

It's the busiest time of the year for mail carriers,  so its no surprise we've gotten some calls into the newsroom that packages are being stolen from people's front lawns. Here are some ways to keep from getting your package poached.

1.) Make sure someone is home when you package is delivered.

2.) Have you package delivered to a neighbor's home.

This requires that you get along with the people on your street. If you don't think your neighbors will want to watch out for your stuff, you can ask your work if they'll let you have your package delivered there.

3.) Get a lockbox

According to USPS, you can have it left at the post office. Go to USPS.com and choose that alternative. Lock boxes can also be rented at post, office but if you choose this option you'd have to go to USPS to pick up mail. They say you can buy a lockbox for all mail including letters at your residence. 

4.) Call police if you see thieves

It sounds pretty straightforward, but police told us if you see someone snooping around porches or following a delivery trucks, give them a call so they can check it out.

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