With the holidays just around the corner, Toronto police are warning residents to keep a close eye on their gift deliveries.\nTPS issued a Public Safety Alert on November 23, 2020, in which they warned Torontonians of a recent increase in package theft in the city. \nPolice are asking the public to stay vigilant and ensure their items are dropped off at "designated areas." \nEditor's Choice: Ford Says He 'Can't Get Angry' At Owner Who Opened His Toronto Restaurant To The Public\n\n\n“\n\n\nRemain vigilant and help reduce these types of crimes by requesting or designating a specific area for packages to be dropped off.\n\n\nToronto Police \n\n\n\nThe news release notes that the increase in deliveries during the holiday season often results in higher crime rates. \nThis year, a reality that will be twice as relevant as Toronto and Peel head back into lockdown. \nResidents are being asked to call 911 if they witness any thefts. \nTorontonians faced a similar problem last year after porch pirates came out in droves to ruin Christmas.\nA Toronto man was arrested back in 2018 after going on a stealing spree right before Christmas.