VIDEO: Thief swipes package from front porch

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A brazen package thief remains at large after stealing from the front porch of a Memphis home.

Memphis Police Department said the crime happened Monday, September 11 around 12:40 p.m.

Video surveillance shows the suspect walking up to a home near the intersection of Poplar Avenue and South Reese Road.

The man grabs a white package off the front porch and takes off running down the street.

"I'm surprised that someone would take it, but at the same time I wouldn't let my packages sit there all day," said neighbor Rebecca McDaniel.

Inside the package was a pair of Johnson and Murphy Dress shoes valued at $100.

Neighbors say they're being more cautious.

"Just try to be here when someone's delivered," said neighbor Chris Morrison. "Make sure everyone is always home>

McDaniel noticed a different neighbor was away for a while, so she tried helping out when she saw packages outside their door.

"They're gone so I just put them behind some pots," McDaniel said.

Here are some tips to make sure this does not happen to you:

  • Consider sending packages to a different location
  • Send the package to your nearest FedEx office
  • Request a signature

Crime Stoppers is asking for information about this package theft to be called in at 528-CASH or text 'AWARD' to 274637 (CRIMES). All tips are anonymous and you could be eligible to receive up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. if an arrest is made.

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