It's become a far more common crime: Packages left by deliverymen, then stolen from doorsteps, stoops and porches by thieves.

Those culprits have come to be known as "porch pirates," and for the holiday season, the State Police is listing the steps you can take to thwart these raiders' efforts.

Patrick Lavery is New Jersey 101.5's afternoon news anchor. Follow him on Twitter @plavery1015 or email

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