‘Parcel pirate’ fear as Amazon arrives in Australia

Australians are all too familiar with parcels either not showing up at their homes on the date they are meant to, or having to travel to their local Australia Post office at an inconvenient time to pick up an item (which is often only during business hours) because the postman left behind a “Sorry we missed you” card, even when they were actually home at the time.

In many cases it’s preferable for deliveries to be left at your front door. But what about parcel theft?

After the arrival of Amazon in the US, Americans began to suffer parcel theft from criminals who were dubbed “parcel pirates”, otherwise known as “parcel bandits”, as more expensive goods began to be delivered to homes.

Could such opportunistic criminals also start to infiltrate Australians’ front lawns and porches?

Read the full article on the Sydney Morning Herald website

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