Package Theft Plague in Crown Heights: What You Can Do

From the Inbox: A concerned member of the Crown Heights Jewish community writes about the recent spate of package theft that has occurred over the past couple of weeks, and some ideas that might help.

By Moshe Hertz

As a member of the Crown Heights Jewish community, I am concerned about the recent spate of package theft that has occurred over the past couple of weeks. These crimes, which have caused significant inconvenience and financial hardship for the victims, must be brought to an immediate end.

But how can we address this issue and protect ourselves and our communities from package theft? One effective strategy is the installation of security cameras, which can deter potential thieves and provide valuable evidence in the event of a crime. Utilizing package delivery lockers can also offer a secure location for packages to be delivered, rather than being left vulnerable on one’s doorstep. Additionally, simply being more mindful of when packages are set to be delivered can help prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.

As I consider the root causes of this problem, I can’t help but wonder if a lack of morality is to blame. Perhaps our schools should be doing more to teach children about the importance of honesty and integrity. After all, it is through education that we can instill strong values in our youth and help prevent crimes like package theft from occurring.

It is also essential for community members to report any suspicious activity to the authorities. If a package thief is witnessed in the act, it is crucial to immediately call 911. By working together and being vigilant, we can help to put an end to this problem and ensure the safety and security of our community. Let’s take action and do our part to address this issue, and work towards building a more moral and upright society.


Shomrim encourages the community to come forward with any knowledge of any package thieves.

“If you see something, say something by calling 911 and 718-774-333.”

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