'Grinch' stealing packages from homes

9:46 PM, Dec 18, 2013   |    comments
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SUPERIOR - There's a Grinch on the loose in Boulder County targeting your gift deliveries.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rash of burglaries in Superior, where someone is swiping delivery packages from the front steps of homes directly after they're delivered.

"We have a bona fide Grinch in the neighborhood!" Vickee Albin said.

As far as Albin is concerned, that Grinch is heartless, rude and down-right dimwitted.

The other day, someone came up to her front door and swiped gifts that were delivered for her husband.

"My husband gets home at 6 p.m., and he's all joyful! 'Where are these packages,' he said. 'I was expecting packages.' He describes them and they're big!" she said.

At first, Albin thought they ended up at another neighbor's house on accident. She checked around and heard about other folks in her community missing packages and mail.

Albin filed a complaint, which is one option. UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service also suggest you request picking up your packages at their offices or have them sent to your place of business or work.

This time of year Grinches are everywhere, and as Albin will tell you, they're not fun to deal with.

"It's just part of living in this world, I guess," Albin added.

If you think any of your packages have been stolen, call your local post office or local police station.

Delivery carriers also list this advice:

UPS:
http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/service/claims/hlp/lost_process.html

FEDEX:
http://www.fedex.com/us/customersupport/managing/claims/

USPS:
If your expected US Mail doesn't arrive or you believe it was stolen, you're supposed to file a complaint with the US Postal Inspection Service. Then they may contact other authorities with your information to help investigate.

Mail Theft Complaint:
https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/investigations/MailFraud/fraudschemes/mailtheft/ReportMailTheft.aspx

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