West Hartford police are investigating several thefts of packages in recent weeks and said home security cameras have captured the thefts and provided images of the people responsible.
Police said one of the thefts was from Simsbury Road on Dec. 7 and Hartford police arrested someone matching the description of the person who stole the items.
West Hartford police said the images from surveillance cameras have been helpful in determining the times the thefts are happening and provide accurate description of the people responsible.
The 20-year-old man Hartford police arrested has not been charged in any thefts from West Hartford and West Hartford police are continuing to investigate.
They are urging residents to track packages and insure them, leave delivery instructions with delivery services to keep the packages out of sight and to have deliveries go on side or back porches or between screen doors.
They urge you to ask the parcel services to ring the bell upon delivery and bring deliveries in as soon as they arrive.
Have the packages delivered to work or the home of a neighbor or friend who is home, have packages delivered to private mail services like Mailboxes etc. or the Amazon Locker or to the post office or private parcel delivery offices.
Police also urge using home security features such as motion sensor cameras and lighting and report suspicious activity, such as vehicles following delivery trucks and non-uniformed personnel handling packages in neighborhoods.
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