Tis the season for porch pirates. A new survey reveals 31% of people have had Christmas package deliveries stolen during the holiday season. One Rome couple is among the 31%.

Anna Carn says her parents had packages stolen from their Rome home. "My parents are usually home," says Carn. "They’re retired and have lived there for over 20 years. Never had any issues."

Carn's mother ordered items online and started wondering where they were after a weeks. "She called the company and they said they had delivery confirmation about a week prior," says Carn.

The day of delivery confirmation Carn's parents were at a doctor appointment. "Otherwise they’re literally always home. Someone had stolen it."

The items were replaced but Carn says it's the principle. "It’s just really disappointing people do that. Tis the season for deliveries and certain people are looking for opportunities to take advantage of others for their own gain. It's just sad. Hopefully people can be more vigilant and prevent this from happening and ruin someone’s Christmas."

If you're expecting holiday packages you should ask for a tracking number and/or a signature for delivery to avoid Christmas thefts.


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