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Fedex, UPS wary of holiday season thieves

FedEx courier Bob Hazelton knows South Boston inside out. A 19-year veteran of the company, he winds his way easily through the busy streets, following whatever route he thinks will let him make 100 or more daily stops most efficiently.

At this time of year, however, the routine changes. Hazelton is more aware of people who don’t seem to belong­ on a certain corner. He scans the area before deciding to leave a package at the front door. He may turn left where he usually turns right.

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