Crime & Safety: Lincoln Heights packages stolen

Submitted by Bonnie

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — This needs to be reported to prevent other people from getting their packages stolen. Package was stolen [Thursday, March 24] by a female on Griffin Ave and Baldwin. The male on the bike could be a accomplice. Package was stolen early morning at around 7:08AM to 7:10AM. For myself, this is the first time this has happened to me. I’m not sure about my neighbors.


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  1. Someone came into our yard in Echo Park and rifled through packages but apparently didn’t want the contents and left them. We’ve had some packages that were “lost,” however, and might have been taken. We’re looking into a parcel safe that locks but in meantime gate is locked. Causing some mail delivery problems but didn’t want mail stolen, either. Has anyone found solution? Someone online in New York said they also have what they called “porch pirates.”

    Please report to police as we did…might help to at least cut down on incidences.

  2. Amazon has a “locker” service that I have used in order to help prevent package theft from my porch.
    This is a free option that you can choose when ordering from Amazon. Not all packages and orders will qualify based on size and locker availability.

    In the Echo Park area there is one inside the 7-11 at 1550 N Glendale Blvd.

    If you order from Amazon, this is option to look at.

    • Thanks for comment…we also are considering using that locker. Just installed a mailbox that locks then opens from the back with key. Looking into something similar for packages, but expensive! Recommendations, anyone? If anyone wants name of mailbox I’d be happy to provide…I did lot of research for this one. It has an opening similar to that used in USPS street boxes and those of Fed Ex.

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