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Holiday Porch Thieves

Santa Barbara Police say there’s been a rash of reported Holidaypackage delivery thefts in the last few days. Residents in the 1400 and 1500 blocks of West Valerio and those in the 600 block of West De La Guerra have been affected. T’is the season for giving receiving and unfortunately stealing… leaving some to suffer a loss. Santa Barbara resident Anne Fortuna never received treasured family photos and picture frames from her sister in Michigan apparently a grinch stole her holiday package right from her door step.Police say one valuable tip is to engage in on-line tracking.That way you minimize the risk of your unattended holiday delivery package being lifted by thieves because you’ll know when it has arrived.After a few days Fortuna’s box was recovered but a lot was missingIncluding the gift from her sister.Authorities say they have no suspects in this case but say front entrances unencumbered with shrubs and plants may help keep the grinch away. The investigation continues.The Holiday season is still upon us so…police say if you see strangers in your neighborhood with parcels who are moving quickly don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1.

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