Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CBS Chicago)   Amazon driver held up at gunpoint. Jeff Bezos to implement armed drones   (chicago.cbslocal.com ) divider line
    More: Misc, Robbery, 12th armed robbery, Mask, Theft, Amazon delivery driver, activist Andrew Holmes, South Hermitage, similar robberies  
•       •       •

324 clicks; posted to Business » on 11 Jan 2017 at 4:20 PM (7 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



18 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2017-01-11 03:23:40 PM  
A possible means of deterring such robberies is decoy packages that are filled with explosives and not intended to be delivered to anyone that can be remotely detonated if stolen. However, implementing such a measure will require care to prevent anyone but the criminals who stole it from being harmed.

Ideally, the criminals would not be killed, but only permanently maimed and disfigured so that they may serve as a warning to others.
 
2017-01-11 04:22:02 PM  
And that's why Amazon didn't (doesn't?) do same-day delivery to the South Side.
 
2017-01-11 04:30:05 PM  
Armed drones would be impractical. Armed drivers wouldn't. But a better approach might be to carry dummy packages containing trackers. It's got to take a little while to open a truckload of packages, so there's be a decent chance of the cops catching them.
 
2017-01-11 04:43:02 PM  

meyerkev: And that's why Amazon didn't (doesn't?) do same-day delivery to the South Side.


Robberies* like this these are probably why Amazon Locker is being pushed as an alternative...

/ * not to mention theft of packages from the front porch....
 
2017-01-11 04:43:45 PM  
Chicago...how surprising...
 
2017-01-11 04:48:31 PM  

jjorsett: Armed drones would be impractical. Armed drivers wouldn't. But a better approach might be to carry dummy packages containing trackers. It's got to take a little while to open a truckload of packages, so there's be a decent chance of the cops catching them.


In Chicago?

It would be more effective to just offer the local gang members a contract.
 
2017-01-11 04:56:22 PM  

meyerkev: And that's why Amazon didn't (doesn't?) do same-day delivery to the South Side.


Amazon took a lot of flak for redlining lower income neighborhoods, but better metaphorical flak than literal.

Back in December, there were multiple armed robberies of UPS and Fedex trucks, it got so bad that TV news tracked the crimes like a winter storm, complete with infographic.
tribwgntv.files.wordpress.com
 
2017-01-11 04:56:39 PM  

jjorsett: Armed drones would be impractical. Armed drivers wouldn't. But a better approach might be to carry dummy packages containing trackers. It's got to take a little while to open a truckload of packages, so there's be a decent chance of the cops catching them.


How about explosive trackers?
 
2017-01-11 05:04:46 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: meyerkev: And that's why Amazon didn't (doesn't?) do same-day delivery to the South Side.

Robberies* like this these are probably why Amazon Locker is being pushed as an alternative...

/ * not to mention theft of packages from the front porch....


shiat, that happens to me and I live in a neighborhood where the average condo is over a million bucks.
 
2017-01-11 05:51:53 PM  
Why driver not kill robber with snoo-snoo?
 
2017-01-11 06:15:38 PM  

Dimensio: A possible means of deterring such robberies is decoy packages that are filled with explosives and not intended to be delivered to anyone that can be remotely detonated if stolen. However, implementing such a measure will require care to prevent anyone but the criminals who stole it from being harmed.

Ideally, the criminals would not be killed, but only permanently maimed and disfigured so that they may serve as a warning to others.


Done.  But... lets kill the criminals, they are worthless.
 
2017-01-11 06:30:27 PM  

meyerkev: / * not to mention theft of packages from the front porch....

shiat, that happens to me and I live in a neighborhood where the average condo is over a million bucks.


Those prices are the main reason packages from your neighborhood are stolen.
 
2017-01-11 06:41:18 PM  

Dimensio: jjorsett: Armed drones would be impractical. Armed drivers wouldn't. But a better approach might be to carry dummy packages containing trackers. It's got to take a little while to open a truckload of packages, so there's be a decent chance of the cops catching them.

How about explosive trackers?


Fun thought, but not doable in our litigious age.
 
2017-01-11 06:54:07 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: meyerkev: And that's why Amazon didn't (doesn't?) do same-day delivery to the South Side.

Robberies* like this these are probably why Amazon Locker is being pushed as an alternative...

/ * not to mention theft of packages from the front porch....


Yup. Ever since I had a package stolen off my porch a few years ago, I've been ordering all my packages "held" at UPS or USPS for me to pick up personally.  Houston FINALLY has Amazon lockers now though (got 'em about 3-4 months ago) and they're great. Just walk up, scan a barcode from my phone, and the locker pops open.

Unfortunately, the lockers are only for small packages; big stuff like the Amazon Pantry boxes won't fit.  And since there's no way to tell Amazon to ship via UPS (most of the time they default to their own drivers now), 99% of the time if I want something that won't fit in the locker I wind up buying it somewhere else where I CAN choose UPS as the carrier (even if it costs more).

If I ordered more packages I'd just get a box at one of those Mailboxes ETC, as they accept packages from Amazon, UPS, USPS, Fedex, etc.. but I probably only order 1-2 things a month at most.
 
2017-01-11 08:11:46 PM  

GrailOfThunder: And since there's no way to tell Amazon to ship via UPS (most of the time they default to their own drivers now), 99% of the time if I want something that won't fit in the locker I wind up buying it somewhere else where I CAN choose UPS as the carrier (even if it costs more).

If I ordered more packages I'd just get a box at one of those Mailboxes ETC, as they accept packages from Amazon, UPS, USPS, Fedex, etc.. but I probably only order 1-2 things a month at most.


I agree --  It'd be worth a bit of a surcharge to be able to specify the carrier for Amazon orders.

With a private mailbox, you could always split the monthly charge and mailbox access with a few other people you trust.    I know several Canadians who do this with a mailbox in Buffalo, NY to work around the various restrictions on services (e.g. DirecTV) and shipping.
 
2017-01-11 08:29:14 PM  

meyerkev: Forbidden Doughnut: meyerkev: And that's why Amazon didn't (doesn't?) do same-day delivery to the South Side.

Robberies* like this these are probably why Amazon Locker is being pushed as an alternative...

/ * not to mention theft of packages from the front porch....

shiat, that happens to me and I live in a neighborhood where the average condo is over a million bucks.


I've never had something stolen off my front porch and I live in Baltimore City.  An amazon package every 1-2 days for years.  Actually really surprising.
 
2017-01-11 08:46:43 PM  
About 6 years ago I had 3 Amazon boxes stolen off my porch in one month but the thieves had the worst timing ever.

During that month I had 2 Canon L lenses ~$4k come from Amazon and new PC build parts from Newegg ~$1.5k.     But what the thieves took was a 48 pack of toilet paper, a case of oatmeal cookies and a couple of sports bras.

Was way more pissed that they left the expensive stuff on the porch in the first place as it all required signatures.
 
2017-01-11 11:35:11 PM  
i just did a two week temporary delivery job with the Post Office.  they have a partnership with Amazon and 90% of all my packages were them.  they didnt train squat for anti-theft measures.  just lock your doors while walking up to the porch or whatever.  all they cared about was defensive driving (whether you might run over pets or children or do property damage with your vehicle) and that was just from watching the driest poorly done late 90s training video.  i didnt even get 10m of training in the vehicle before they sent me out.  but i dont live in Chicago so i had that going for me.
 
Displayed 18 of 18 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report