Riverside police warn of holiday package thefts

RIVERSIDE, Ill. (WLS) -- Police in west suburban Riverside are warning residents of holiday package thefts.

A community alert said UPS and FedEx packages were stolen from front porches.

In an incident on Woodside Road, police said juveniles were seen emptying the contents of a box into a backpack.

Riverside police said residents should try to have delivery drivers put packages in a covered area on their porches or make sure someone is home to receive their purchases when they're dropped off.
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