Amazon packages found dumped on the side of the road in Harding, N.J.

Harding Police Department

Two dozen Amazon packages found dumped on New Jersey road

December 05, 2018 - 1:00 pm

HARDING, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- There are two dozen Amazon packages that never made it to customers in New Jersey.

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Cops in Harding want to know how 24 boxes wound up in a pile of leaves off Fawn Hill Drive.

Cops say the packages had been 'rummaged through' and about half of the boxes were missing items. A resident found the pile last week.

The packages were meant for addresses in Short Hills, Livingston, and other towns.

"They're all listed as delayed, lost, or not delivered," Harding Police Chief Erik Heller said.

An Amazon spokesman said the company is 'working with customers directly to make things right.' They're also working with law enforcement to figure out what happened.

Package thefts are a common occurrence during the holidays and Harding Police reminded residents to take extra precautions to protect their deliveries.