They're easy picking for thieves. And they're not hard to spot from a slow moving vehicle. Some thieves simply follow the delivery truck.
One homeowner gave Action News the video after a hidden camera caught a thief in action. The woman grabs a stack of packages the homeowner had left on the porch for /*UPS*/. The delivery driver later arrives and finds nothing to pick up as he drops off more packages.
The thieves have two things to their advantage.
- They know people are buying stuff on line more than ever.
- It's the holiday shopping season.
The police are encouraging neighbors to watch out for each other.
In the meantime, Swarthmore police are hoping you can help them catch a thief. If you think you know the woman captured on video tape, they'd like to hear from you at (610) 543-0123.
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