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Lindenwood Park business offers service to battle porch pirates

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SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

A Lindenwood Park business is offering a service for people concerned about becoming victims of “porch pirates”.

Tom Hunt, owner of Lindenwood Drug says a representative from UPS asked if he could offer a drop off service for packages.

He didn’t have to think twice.

“It helps us create traffic plus a service to the local community,” he said.

Now, a few weeks in, he says they get around eight packages a day delivered there instead of on someone’s porch.

Xfinity Home estimates some 30 percent of Americans say they’ve had a package stolen from their porch.

More than half of Americans say they know someone who’s had a package stolen.

“If we can help you out and keep your package safe, send it to us,” said Hunt.

Earlier this month, Amazon launched a service called Amazon Key in 37 cities, including St. Louis, where people can set up a keyless entry for the delivery person to drop off packages inside their home.

The services like the UPS Access Point at Lindenwood Pharmacy are a nice assurance for people like Beverly Manning, who says porch pirates are becoming more common around Lindenwood Park.

“My husband was thinking about setting some secure box on our porch or something like a key to get packages that way,” she said. “But if they’ll do it that’s amazing, they’ll get my business.” 

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