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Tags: Law Enforcement | amazon | police | california | porch pirates | operation safe porches

Report: Amazon Partnered With Police to Catch Porch Pirates

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By    |   Thursday, 11 April 2019 10:27 PM

Tech giant Amazon worked with the police department in Hayward, California, to catch package porch thieves, Vice's Motherboard reports.

"Operation Safe Porch," executed in late 2018, set out to lure thieves with fake packages rigged with GPS devices. Amazon provided the police department with boxes, tape, and lithium-ion stickers for the sting.

It is unclear whether anyone was arrested, as the Hayward Police Department declined to comment for the story.

An Amazon spokesperson told Motherboard: "We appreciate the effort by local law enforcement to tackle package theft in their communities, and we remain committed to assisting them in their efforts however we can."

Amazon has worked with police departments in the past to catch porch pirates, including in December of last year when police in Jersey City teamed up with the online seller to install doorbell cameras and plant dummy boxes with GPS tracking devices at homes around the city.

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To catch package porch thieves, tech giant Amazon worked with the police department in Hayward, California, according to Vice's Motherboard.
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