Police say they’re investigating after a package was stolen from a Richmond doorstep less than an hour after it was delivered on Monday.
The Richmond resident said that the Amazon package was delivered their home near Blundell Centre in Richmond at 2:20 p.m. and stolen at 3:05 p.m.
The resident told Black Press Media that “thankfully, [the] items stolen were only small family items: coffee beans, baby snacks and foods.”
RCMP confirmed that they were investigating the theft of a package.
“I wouldn’t say it’s common but we do see these from time to time,” said Cpl. Dennis Hwang.
“We take these cases seriously – in this case, we dispatched three officers.”
With online deliveries becoming more and more commonplace, Hwang said that there’s a couple safety measures police recommend to safeguard online deliveries.
“Most places do have an option to deliver to a businesses or a locker or a to a neighbour that’s home,” said Hwang.
He also recommends what this family had: a motion-activated surveillance camera.