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Package thieves target Prairie Village homes following Cyber Monday

Package thieves target Prairie Village homes
Posted at 12:30 PM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 17:34:59-05

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — Package thefts increase during the holidays, especially now that people will begin receiving their orders from Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

"This time of year we see it happening all over, there's no particular area that gets targeted," said Captain Byron Roberson, Prairie Village Police Department. 

The Prairie Village Police Department is investigating a number of thefts that occurred Tuesday evening at homes near 75th Street and Rainbow Drive. 

Police said a man stole packages off of the doorsteps of two homes. They’re now using footage from a doorbell camera to help identify and find the suspect.

"We quite often get this footage from the residents and use it to catch the criminals," said Roberson. 

A tool police are looking to utilize more often through their new "Village Video Cooperative."

Residents and business owners with cameras in the Prairie Village area can register their devices with police to help them solve crimes.

"We will use those to catch criminals, that's the main goal," said Roberson. 

In the meantime, police posted tips to their Facebook page to keep your sweet gifts from being swiped.