A Penn Drive resident had six packages stolen from the front of her home on Wednesday morning, according to police.
Chief of Police Tracey Gove said Thursday that police received a call that a number of abandoned boxes, one of which included toys, were found in a wooded area on Fox Chase Lane.
Using the packing slip, police were able to determine that the boxes were intended for a resident of Penn Drive.
The resident confirmed that the boxes had been delivered to her home and were subsequently taken.
Gove said that the holidays are a prime time for these types of crimes of opportunity. People know that Cyber Monday was this week and that the packages would be arriving at homes on Wednesday and Thursday, Gove said.
As such, Gove said that, if they are not going to be home, residents should have packages delivered to a neighbor’s, relative’s or friend’s home, and not the front door.
In addition, Gove called on residents to report any suspicious activity to the West Hartford police at 860-523-5203.“The people of West Hartford are the eyes and ears for us,” Gove said. “During the holiday season, people need to be extra vigilant.”