Tis the Season for Package Larcenies


Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 711. Fax 703-719-6436
Date Released 12/10/2013
Contact: MPO Jim Reid / 703-922-8263
Information Bulletin: Package Larcenies

Tis the Season for Package Larcenies



In this Holiday Season there is an increase in packages arriving at your door. Thieves are on the lookout and are stealing packages when they see them. Please review the following tips and learn how to remove the opportunity for these thieves to steal your packages.

  • Arrange for your package to be delivered to a place where someone can pick it up in person. A neighbor or relative that is home during the day or your workplace. 
  • Most shippers will hold the package at their facility for you to pick up.
  • Track your deliveries online. You should be able to narrow down the time of delivery within a few hours. You can also arrange to receive a text message when your package arrives.
  • Request a signature confirmation of delivery. 
  • Insure valuable items.
  • Provide delivery instructions. You can request that the package be left at a side door versus the front door.
  • Don’t hesitate to seek assistance with the shipper’s customer service line.

As always, call in suspicious activity and persons!  Neighbors need to watch out for each other. Do not hesitate to let us know if you see someone following a delivery truck or picking up a package that doesn’t belong to them.  Remember when you call the non-emergency number, 703-691-2131, that you are not required to give your name or speak to an officer in person.  If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to email our Crime Prevention Officer at FranconiaStationCPO@fairfaxcounty.gov.   




To request this information in an alternate format, call the Franconia District Station at 703.922.0889.  TTY 711






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