Someone is stealing packages being delivered to our house

There have been three occasions where an package was marked as delivered by three different carriers and My brother has not received them. We believe someone is stealing them from our property.

Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Ive had this happen numerous times people like to steal in my neighborhood

Pray st. anthony to help bring back your stolen goods

Sorry to hear that. He may need to install a surveillance camera and perhaps leave special instructions with the carriers at the time he places the orders. (Or if you live nearby, perhaps have the packages sent to you?)

Specify that the packages must be signed for to be received.

Here’s an article from one police department on theft of packages during the holidays.

Also, have you reported this to the police?

cambridgema.gov/cpd/newsandalerts/Archives/2012/12/packagethefttips.aspx

Intentionally leave a box that looks like a package and put a message inside it to the thief.

Requiring a signature for delivery is the safest way to make sure it isn’t left on the porch or in a mailbox. Only costs a couple of dollars, maybe less, to require a signature for delivery, with a return confirmation showing the signature and time of delivery. Perhaps he has a neighbor he trusts to accept deliveries, and can put a card on his door telling delivery (USPS or UPS or FEDEX) to deliver to that address instead??

I knew a guy who bolted a plywood box to the porch, and it had a hinged lid with a hasp and padlock. It was left unlocked but had a note on it for deliverymen to put the package in the box and then lock the padlock.

Ave Maria!

Praying to St. Anthony for the return of your property.

Try asking the local police dept. about this.

Ask if they have a GPS tracking device. If not you can probably get one from a local veterinarian as they “chip” animals.

Next time you DO get a package from one of the major retailers, open it carefully up (maybe from the bottom) so it is not evident the package has been opened.

Then place the GPS tracking device (the “chip”) on an item that looks new and would be “keepable” to most people (you can probably get something that looks new at the local used item store).

Remember though, if the item is not “keepable”, the perpetrator may open the package, see junk, and throw it away at the local gas station garbage can (not a good way to try to catch the thief). So your going to have to put something nice, but not too nice (if this fails, you don’t want to lose a “big ticket item”).

Leave a commercial appearing package on your own steps (or mailbox or wherever) with the tracker in it on/in the item (the police will tell you how to do it).

You can probably watch the package from your phone periodically.

When the package GPS coordinates begin to move, report it immediately. Someone has taken your package (and the bait).

The police will take it from there.

Hope this helps (both you and the souls of the thieves [a fraternal correction]).

God bless.

Cathoholic

Eternal God , in whom mercy is endless,
and the treasury of compassion inexhastible ,
look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us ,
that in difficult moments we might not despair
nor become despondent , but with great confidence ,
submit ourselves to Your Holy Will ,
which is love and mercy itself . Amen

Memorare (Prayer to Our Lady)
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen

Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Holy Michael the Archangel defend us in the day of battle.
Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the Power of God,
thrust down to hell satan and all the wicked spirits,
who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.
Amen.

Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession and was left forsaken. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, a sorrowful sinner. Despise not my words, O Mother of the Word, but in your mercy, hear and answer me.
Amen

I know it can create an inconvenience but you can mark your packages to be picked up at the carriers locations. Doesn’t seem fair to have to but it will stop the thefts. Sorry for your troubles.

I know everyone giving advice here means well, but it’s more more complex situation.

That’s why I put it in the prayer requests thread.

I’m sure most of you here are going through a lot, as am I.

Your prayers are enough though.

Eternal God , in whom mercy is endless,
and the treasury of compassion inexhastible ,
look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us ,
that in difficult moments we might not despair
nor become despondent , but with great confidence ,
submit ourselves to Your Holy Will ,
which is love and mercy itself . Amen

Memorare (Prayer to Our Lady)
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen

Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Praying for the safe delivery of your packages.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen

Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

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