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Dupo, Illinois police accepting packages to combat holiday porch pirates

From now until Dec. 31, Dupo residents can have their packages shipped straight to the department
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A close-up of a packaged Amazon Prime item in the Amazon Fulfilment centre on November 15, 2017 in Peterborough, England.

DUPO, Ill. — As the holiday shopping season ramps up, so do cases of porch pirates taking advantage of all the packages left unattended at people's front doors.

That's why police in Dupo, Illinois are offering a new program for those worried their packages might get snatched up while they're away. The Dupo Police Department has announced that residents can instead deliver their packages straight to the department this holiday season.

"This will leave you the peace of mind knowing that your package will be safe when it is delivered and you can pick it up when it is convenient for you," the department said in a Facebook post announcing the service.

From now until Dec. 31, Dupo residents can call the department (618-286-3397) between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and give a name, contact number and expected ship date.

Then have the package delivered to the department's address:

Your name
100 North 2nd Street
Dupo, IL. 62239

The department will give the contact number a call when the package arrives.

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