December 7, 2017
This is a rather interesting way of trying to catch thieves.
As hundreds of millions of packages are on the move, package thieves are out too.
Statistics from Consumer Affairs show 23 million Americans will have their packages stolen this year.
Philadelphia police released surveillance video of recent package thefts in Manayunk. A man takes packages from the front steps of homes along the 4300 block of Dexter Street and the 200 block of Hermitage Street.
Police say he has a distinct limp and drives a dark-colored four-door sedan, possibly a Hyundai.
One couple on Leverington Avenue came up with a different idea to deter thieves.
“The package has a fishing line attached to a beer can on the other side of the door so if someone were to pull it, you would hear the beer can rattle,” said Jenn Nagel.