OKC police searching for alleged front porch parcel bandit
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City police say they are trying to track down an alleged box bandit hitting front porches.
MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said, “We need folks’ help identifying a woman seen stealing two packages from a porch in Oklahoma City.”
Authorities say the alleged thief recently targeted a home near S.W. 89th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.
The victim says she left her home to pick up her children from school.
When she came back, she discovered the packages were missing.
However, the alleged crime was caught on the home’s surveillance video.
Knight said, “She was very nonchalant in her approach.”
Police say the alleged suspect is a white female with brown hair, standing 5’6″ tall and weighing 155 pounds.
Knight said, “She sat there in the car for a minute and then went back to the car for a while and waited. And then went back up to the porch and took both packages.”
Inside was more than $2,200 worth of wholesale electric razors the family was planning to resell.
With more people buying things online, officials say there are more opportunities for thieves who may be stalking your neighborhood.
Police suggest avoiding home deliveries if you can.
Knight said, “It’s always best to have it delivered to a place of employment so it can be delivered to you or if you’re not going to be at home, have it delivered to a neighbor.”
If you recognize the person in the video, call Crimestoppers at (405) 235-7300.