Hamden Police: ‘Tis the season to get ripped off

From the Hamden Police Department:

The Hamden Police Department has responded to several suspicious activity complaints during the past week.

  • During an incident on Filbert Street, a black male, 5’11”, wearing brown pants and a leather jacket, was observed attempting to enter several parked motor vehicles
  • On Dec. 5, a white male was observed on Ranch Road entering porches and “checking packages.” He was accompanied by a white male that was operating a black Sport Utility Vehicle.
  • On Dec. 6 on Woodstock Road, a male and female were observed “checking mailboxes.” They were further observed inside of a white Honda.

The Hamden Police Department would like to provide the following crime prevention tips regarding delivered packages:

  • If you are not home, have your packages delivered to your place of employment, a relative or friend’s residence or to a neighbor’s residence.
  • Install a security camera at the front of your residence. This may prevent package theft.
  • Establish a neighborhood watch.
  • Require a signature upon delivery.

The Hamden Police Department would like to provide the following crime prevention tips regarding larcenies from motor vehicles:

  • Vehicles should be parked in a well-lit area, a garage or driveway.
  • Vehicles should be locked.
  • All valuables, including loose change should be removed from your vehicle.
  • An alarm system is a valuable tool.
  • Residents should ALWAYS contact the Hamden Police Department whenever suspicious activity is observed. The Hamden Police Department can be reached at (203) 230-4000, social media outlets and Tip 411.

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