Cops: Thieves Looking for Christmas Boxes
Updated: Monday, January 7 2013, 04:19 PM EST
Asheville police are warning residents not to leave leftover Christmas wrappings and boxes on the curb in front of your home. Sgt. Scott Lunsford said thieves are prowling neighborhood streets for boxes that once contained pricey electronics and other valuables, only to return and burglarize the homes it came from.
Lunsford told News 13's Mario Boone placing boxes on the curb "is an advertisement for crooks." Lunsford said play it safe by cutting boxes into small pieces before discarding it. You're also encouraged to call 911 if you spot anyone suspicious lurking around your neighborhood.By: Mario Boone, firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow on Twitter: @marioboone