Beware of porch pirates this holiday season

Beware of porch pirates this holiday season

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Before you shop online for Black Friday, make sure you have a plan for where your score will be shipped!

Tis the season means different things for different people. For porch pirates it is the time of year when people order a lot of items getting them sent to their homes.

The thieves drive through neighborhoods and look for packages to steal off of front porches.

A man who did not want to be identified lives next door to the home near Southern avenue where a porch pirate took off with a package left on the door step.

''I'm shocked because I've never had that issue before at my house, because I do have packages delivered every now and then but because its not a covered porch, it's very easy access," he said.

The home had video surveillance that captured his image.

Porch pirates stealing holiday deliveries

The Shelby County Sheriff's office released a warning to residents, this is the time of year for package thefts with so many people shopping on line.

Many people get their packages sent to businesses or offices to avoid thefts.

Online shopping is convenient and the porch pirates are well aware of that.

Porch pirating happens frequently in Shelby County.

There is video after video of people stealing off people's porches.

If you recognize the porch pirate in the video call crime stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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