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Thieves target Christmas hamper deliveries

IPSWICH police have warned that Christmas hamper thieves could be out to ruin the festive season for hard-working families.

District crime manager Senior Sergeant Greg Smith said anyone expecting a hamper should ensure they are home to collect it.

"We've heard of some customers requesting for the hampers to be left on the back table," Snr Sgt Smith said.

"There have been unconfirmed reports of thieves following the delivery van around and stealing the hampers after they have been dropped off."

Last year there were 47 reported thefts of Christmas hampers across Queensland, including six in the Ipswich area.

With many families saving up for entire year to pay for their hamper, Snr Sgt Smith said it was worth waiting for.

Chrisco Hampers spokeswoman Michele Deacon said the company distributed 10,000 hampers to Ipswich homes last year - most of which were delivered safely.

"Of the 10,000 deliveries, we had 35 that were listed as not being at home, and of those a small percentage that may have been left behind on the customer's specific advice," she said.

Ms Deacon said customers were notified of the delivery date and were able to request a different date if necessary.

Hamper King manager David White said the company had a policy designed to prevent theft.

"Two months beforehand we will confirm the delivery address - then four weeks before we will confirm the date," Mr White said.

"It must be a date where they will be at home."



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