DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – The Durham Police Department announced a program aimed at curtailing break-ins in which thieves target gifts.
The “No Perched Packages” campaign encourages people to take boxes for gifts — namely ones that contained pricey electronics like televisions and gaming consoles — break them down and take them to one of Durham’s recycling centers.
A release from Durham police said leaving these boxes outside of a home could publicize items inside the house to thieves.
“Instead of putting boxes curbside this holiday season, use a designated recycling site to throw boxes away,” the release read.
The campaign runs from Dec. 20 through Jan. 8. The recreation centers are located at:
- Long Meadow Park: 917 Liberty St.
- Walltown Park Recreation Center: 1308 W. Club Blvd.
- Morreene Road Recreation Center: 1102 Morreene Rd.
- Campus Hills Recreation Center: 2000 S. Alston Ave.