WANTAGH, N.Y. (PIX11) – Police in Nassau County are warning homeowners to be aware of porch pirates after FedEx packages were swiped from at least six homes.
The suspect approached the homes in broad daylight, grabbed the packages, and walked away, according to authorities.
The robberies happened between Oct. 5 and Oct. 16 in Massapequa, Massapequa Park and Wantagh, police said.
A spokesperson for FedEx said the company is aware of the thefts and is cooperating with local authorities.
“The security of our customers’ shipments is our top priority, and we encourage any customer who believes a shipment has been stolen to immediately contact local law enforcement,” the FedEx spokesperson said. “Additionally, customers are encouraged to enroll in FedEx Delivery Manager to help ensure the secure delivery of shipments. Sign up is free at fedex.com/delivery.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Nassau County CrimeStoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.
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