Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office to Deploy Decoy Packages to Catch Porch Pirates

December 6, 2017, 11:08 am EST | Share:

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WTAT-TV) — With Christmas fast approaching, many of you are probably in the middle of shopping online to find the perfect gift.

But beware – package thieves are also on the hunt.

That is why the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has announced a plan to deploy decoy packages throughout the county in an effort to reduce the number of porch pirates making off with your gifts.

“To help keep the package thieves guessing, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office will be deploying decoy packages with GPS location devices inside throughout the county,” the department said on Facebook. “If we catch someone stealing a package from someone’s doorstep you will see them here. They’ll be famous, but momma won’t be proud.”

If you see someone stealing packages, you are asked to call the police to report the incident right away.