SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah-Chatham Metro Police warn residents to recycle their Christmas gift boxes because criminals will be on the lookout for gifts.
For example, a with cardboard packaging for a 72-inch flat screen TV or a new computer that's sitting in the garage or trashcan tips off thieves who are looking for opportunities to steal.
Police warn that even shredding those boxes and putting them into recycling bins isn't enough.
They recommend homeowners remove clearly labeled empty boxes from high-priced goods or store them out of sight for a week or two before discarding.
To help curb such thefts, the city will has several pickup centers around town to dispose of these boxes.
Bacon Park Transfer Station
6400 Skidaway Rd.
5320 Waters Ave.
Savannah Hilton Head International Airport
Capital Street Fire Station
2235 Capital St.
Congregation Agudath Achim
9 Lee Blvd.
Dean Forest Landfill
1327 Dean Forest Rd.
Recycling Complex and Education Center
14 Interchange Court
Savannah College of Art and Design
233 W. Boundary St.
Savannah Fire Station # 10
13704 Coffee Bluff Rd.
Savannah Fire Station # 14
340 Highland Park Blvd.
Savannah State University
Savannah Arts Academy
500 Washington Ave.
Resource Conservation Education Center
1321 Eisenhower Dr.
Wilmington Island Recycling Center
6900 Concord Rd.