On 3 June 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City issued an alert regarding increased reports of suspicious activity associated with delivery drivers, which reads in part as follows:

“Event: The United States Embassy in Guatemala has received reports of suspicious behavior associated with food deliveries in Guatemala City. With the increased movement restrictions and reduced operating hours of many businesses in Guatemala, people are increasingly taking advantage of the varied food delivery services in the capital. The Embassy advises all U.S. citizens to remain vigilant.

“Among the suspicious activities recently reported are the arrival of food delivery personnel with false delivery orders. Such false claims allow these personnel to enter controlled residential communities for criminal ends. The Embassy has also received reports of legitimate delivery personnel taking photos of residences while completing confirmed deliveries. In at least one such case, the delivery driver was associated with a gang and gathering information for his associates during the course of his work. To counteract these developments, some residential communities are prohibiting the entry of delivery drivers or requiring that they be escorted by a guard.”

The full text of the alert is availble here.