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.