Package Thieves Target Homes on 2 Long Island Streets: Police - NBC New York

Package Thieves Target Homes on 2 Long Island Streets: Police

The men swiped the packages and loaded them into a Volkswagen before a third man drove them away from the scene, police said

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    Package Thieves Target Homes on 2 Long Island Streets: Police
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    One of the alleged package thieves.

    What to Know

    • A pair of thieves stole packages from the front stoops of homes on two Long Island streets before fleeing with a getaway driver

    • The two men got out of a white Volkswagen Atlas and walked up onto several stoops on two streets in Valley Stream

    • The men swiped the packages and loaded them into the Volkswagen before a third man drove them away from the scene

    A pair of thieves stole packages from the front stoops of homes on two Long Island streets before fleeing with a getaway driver, police said.

    The two men got out of a white Volkswagen Atlas and walked up onto several stoops on North Grove Street and West Dover Street in Valley Stream around 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nassau County police said.

    The men swiped the packages and loaded them into the Volkswagen before a third man drove them away from the scene, according to police.

    “I was flabbergasted," said Paul Toscano, who lost a package of medication to the thieves. "I couldn’t believe someone would go out of their way to just steal a package, not knowing what the contents were.”

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    Police didn’t say exactly how many packages the men stole or how many homes were targeted.

    Security experts recommend having packages delivered to an office or a lockbox, or ask a neighbor to pick up a delivery.

    Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.


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