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.”

    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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