“Unfortunately, porch theft is a difficult problem to address,” the COO of risk-management firm Chargebacks911, Monica Eaton-Cardone, told InsuranceQuotes. “While there are organized groups who engage in this practice, it is most often a crime of convenience. The thief sees a package sitting unattended and simply grabs it.”
For Barrow, this problem was even more irritating than usual. He alleges that thieves targeted his home regularly because his porch is highly visible from the street. And the packages themselves contained valuable car parts, so losing them was particularly upsetting.
“I got tired of all my packages coming up missing. I’d be at work, and I’d get home and they wouldn’t be on my front porch,” Barrow told KLTA in December 2017. “I’d watch my surveillance and see someone running away with them.”