Estimated 26M Americans fall victim to porch pirates

The Jersey City Police Burglary Unit has teamed up with Amazon to plant tracking devices in fake packages to catch thieves.
1:12 | 12/13/18

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To crack down on package speeds for the holidays tonight Cuban leaders behind the scenes of an undercover sting operation and what they're now putting in some of those packages. Headaches viral videos and an estimated 26 million victims in the US as so called ports pirates swipe those packages for more doorsteps. Tampa police say these two women did just that this week. But one major American town is now doing something about these all the locations where GPS devices are deployed right now. We're inside the Jersey city police burglary unit they've teamed up with Amazon planting a GPS tracking device inside fake packages and dropping them off. On a porch waiting for reports pirate to come steal this morning the detectives deployed this and more than eight minutes we had movement on one of the devices we swooped in and made the arrest with big smiles on the facts within the first four hours of their undercover sting. Police made three arrests. The message they're bad guys are. We're gonna catch it. And David the goal here is to catch the repeat offenders and deter others because you simply can't tell which packages raked. Now Jersey City is one of the first cities in the country to do this they hope it goes nationwide. Davis privacy of the works GO thank you.

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