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Police department launches high-tech effort to fight package thieves

A police department in New Jersey put GPS tracking devices inside bait packages with Amazon's help.

3:02 | 12/12/18

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/video/ ... rt-fight-package-59770545


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Jersey City teams up with Amazon to scare away porch pirates

Updated 4:25 PM; Posted 3:36 PM

By Ron Zeitlinger | The Jersey Journal rzeitlinger@jjournal.com

The Jersey Journal

Tired of Grinches stealing a little bit of Christmas, Jersey City and e-commerce giant Amazon are teaming up to put the fear of Cindy Lou Who into package thieves.


https://www.nj.com/hudson/2018/12/jers ... e-away-porch-pirates.html

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Any name attached to this person who was caught?

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Jersey City, Amazon team up to stop holiday package thefts


AP By DAVID PORTER
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 06:29PM

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey --

The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own.

Police in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York, are teaming up with Amazon to install doorbell cameras and plant dummy boxes with GPS tracking devices at homes around the city.

They didn't have to wait long Tuesday for someone to take the bait.

"We had a box out on the street for three minutes before it was taken," said police Capt. James Crecco, who is overseeing the mission. "We thought it was a mistake at first."

The suspect was caught, Crecco added.

https://abc7ny.com/shopping/nj-city-am ... y-package-thefts/4878944/

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