PORCH PIRATE CAPTURED ON HOME SECURITY CAMERA STEALING PACKAGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Major Gary McClain
SHERIFF: PORCH PIRATE CAPTURED ON HOME SECURITY CAMERA STEALING PACKAGE: Jefferson County, Arkansas - April 17, 2021 - The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect captured on a homeowners security camera, stealing a package from the doorstep of a residence located within the 6500 block of Silver Fawn Drive in Pine Bluff, AR.
A review of the homeowner's video surveillance system outside the residence captured what appeared to be a white Dodge Nitro arriving in front of the residence. An unknown white female suspect can be seen exciting the right rear passenger door of the SUV. Upon exiting the vehicle, the suspect walked up the driveway to the front door, where she is then captured on video surveillance picking up a brown package from the doorstep of the residence and returning to the SUV. The SUV is then seen fleeing the area.
"Some people make planned or targeted attacks in that they follow the delivery trucks to try to see what they are carrying and to see if anybody comes to the door," said Jefferson County Sheriff Lafayette Woods, Jr. "We have also seen some random thefts where thieves either drive around various neighborhoods or simply travel on foot looking to capitalize off an opportunity. What is most important is to be on the lookout for your neighbors and watch your surroundings."
There are also other ways to prevent package stealing. "We recommend residents invest in a home surveillance video for the front of their home and even the rear," Sheriff Woods said. "We also recommend that residents monitor online sales such as Ebay, Craigslist, and Facebook for potential stolen items".
Anyone with information concerning this theft or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the non-emergency number (870) 541-5300 24/7 or directly to the Criminal Investigation Division at (870) 541-5496 Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Information can also be shared via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jcso1830, and Twitter @JeffCtySO.