Video: Police in California town using ‘bait’ packages to deter thieves

The Campbell Police Department is deploying delivery packages in the city with items inside that have GPS tracking devices. When thieves take the package, police are alerted within a few minutes.

“Bait packages” will be placed throughout the city and will look just like than any other package delivered by UPS, the U.S. Postal Service, Amazon or any other shipping service.

“We had some issues last year with package thefts, especially around the holidays,” said Campbell Police Capt. Gary Berg. “We decided to take a proactive approach this year.”

Source: Campbell police aim to reduce package theft with bait