Package Theft

HOLLADY, Utah — A family in Hollady learned a lesson about the prevalence of package thefts during the holidays, and police say there are steps people can take to protect their property from opportunistic perpetrators.

Police say they see an increase in package thefts during the holidays, which they partly attribute to the ever-increasing prominence of online shopping. With plenty of packages posted, some are left unattended and become tempting targets for thieves.

Laurie Lorenzon and her family learned that lesson the hard way, as surveillance footage shows a man calmly walking up to their property and picking up a package before fleeing.

The theft happened while the family was just a few feet away.

“We were in here having a birthday party for my son,” Lorenzon said. “We were home, and that’s when it happened, you know, we had no idea.”

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