From Wellesley Police Department:
Officer Mike Lemenager and Officer Kathy Lameiras are investigating several thefts of packages which had been delivered to homes on Pine Street. The thefts occurred on Wednesday, December 21, during the day. Residents on Pine Street reported that packages delivered to their front doors by UPS, FedEx, and the United States Postal Service apparently had been stolen during daylight hours when residents were not home.
In one case, an opened package was discovered on Pine Street. Thieves apparently had opened the parcel after stealing it from the front step, and then discarded it on the street. Although these types of thefts have been occurring in some of the surrounding towns, this is the first known instance of package thefts in Wellesley this holiday season.
The Wellesley Police Department urges residents to have packages delivered to areas of their homes that are not readily visible to people on the street. This includes side doors, inside of porches, or other inconspicuous locations. Package delivery services will often honor requests to leave parcels in other areas of the home if residents leave instructions on where they should be placed. Placing a small sign on the front door with these instructions is often sufficient.