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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Woman caught stealing UPS package

Posted at 5:22 PM, Oct 24, 2016
A viewer turned to 13 Action News for help, hoping someone would recognize a woman they say stole their UPS package.
It happened earlier this month around 4 p.m. near Pecos Road and Owens Avenue.
If you recognize this person call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
UPS sent us tips to share with you to help prevent this from happening to you.
Tips for Consumers
If customers have concerns about the security of their residential deliveries they have options:
·  Have the shipment sent to where they are – not where they aren’t. In other words, if they are at work during the day they can have packages delivered to where they work. They can also choose to have things sent to a relative or neighbor who is home during the day.
·  They can tell our driver where they would like UPS packages left, for example, in the shed in the back yard, or behind the garage, etc. UPS drivers can enter that information into their handheld computers for future deliveries.
·  Consumers can sign up for the free UPS My Choice® service which sends a text message or email the day before a package arrives to the customer know when their package is going to be delivered.  UPS My Choice can help registered members decide when and how their packages are delivered and avoid those “sorry we missed you” notices left on their door. If the initial delivery time doesn’t work, there are options to reschedule or reroute the package for a small fee.
·  UPS My Choice members can also take advantage of the UPS Access Point™ network:
- UPS Access Point™ locations are businesses that can accept and hold deliveries for customers. These include more than 4,400 locations of The UPS Store as well as 9,000 locations in over 400 metro areas throughout the U.S.   UPS Access Point locations are open late in the evenings and at least one weekend day.  There are several in your area.
- They can choose to reroute their inbound shipments directly to a UPS Access Point location for free any time after the package enters the UPS network.
- They can even set a preference to have all their packages delivered directly to a UPS Access Point location, instead of a UPS driver attempting a delivery to their home.
· People can also consider using mailbox services at their local The UPS Store. These centers can serve as a “mailroom receiving agent” and offer a real street address, secure 24-hour access (at participating locations) and email or text notification when you have a package waiting. Unlike the Post Office, The UPS Store can accept packages from all carriers.