Package thieves strike again in Litchfield Park

Posted at 5:59 PM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 21:46:41-05

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies are looking for two men who stole hundreds of dollars’ worth of Christmas presents from a home in Litchfield Park.

Caught on surveillance video, the two men can be seen wandering around outside of the home before stealing packages off the front porch.

"It's pretty stressful to have your privacy invaded like that," said the homeowner.

Delivery companies say package thieves have become such a problem they are enacting new policies and retraining drivers.

Officials with both UPS and FedEx say drivers have been instructed to put deliveries in more secure locations and notify police if they feel like someone is following them.

Smaller companies like Phoenix-based One Hour Messenger have a policy to always contact the customer.

"We have a very very strict policy that we never leave a package without checking with the customer." said owner Mik Casto.

Casto says homeowners can further protect themselves by scheduling or requesting someone sign for all deliveries.

The Litchfield Park homeowner estimates the thieves got away with around $300 worth of presents.