Tonawanda News — The use of motion lights are also advised, as they often deter burglars from attempting to enter homes.
With online holiday shopping on the rise, Bado also advised residents to reconsider where they have their packages shipped to.
“UPS leaves packages at times when people aren’t home,” he said. “And they have also been taken in a couple of cases.”
He suggested having packages to delivered to work, or a family member’s house where someone will be home, or, at the very least, having the deliverer drop the package off in the back of the home so it’s not as visible.
“The bottom line is to make your home look occupied and difficult to break in,” the release states.
Anyone with information about the recent crimes is requested to call the town’s criminal investigation bureau at 879-6633 or the confidential tip line at 879-6606.