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06 Dec 2021

Warning issued after packages stolen from couriers ahead of Christmas

Warning issued after packages stolen from couriers ahead of Christmas

The warning comes after vans followed couriers to steal packages at locations across the country ahead of Christmas.

Sergeant John Kelly of Fermoy Garda Station has urged people shopping online from sites such as Amazon, to have arrangements in place so your package is left in a secure place.

The warning comes after vans followed couriers to steal packages at locations across the country ahead of Christmas.

He said that one estate in Youghal in County Cork saw a number of online packages go missing and presumed stolen on Tuesday. Meanwhile, in other areas of Ireland, vans have followed courier vans resulting in packages left outside homes being stolen.

Speaking to Patricia Messinger on C103's Cork Today Show, Kelly said that people need to be careful and have security arrangements in place with courier services. 

"Shop local if you can at all," he said.

"In regards to the delivery of packages, have a trusted method, ensure one of your neighbours is in."

"There have been instances of this in the past, and there could be, with Christmas coming, some in the future as well," he added.

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