Alleged 'porch pirate' in Woodstock, Ont. caught on camera
A vehicle and a man suspected of being involved in the theft of a package in Woodstock, Ont. are seen in this image released Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Source: Woodstock Police Service)
MIDDLESEX CENTRE, ONT. -- Woodstock police are asking for public help to identify a suspect in another 'porch pirate' incident in the city around 6 p.m. on Monday.
Police say an Amazon package was taken from the doorstep of a home in the area of 11th Line and County Road 17, and surveillance images of the suspect and vehicle involved have been released.
It is just the most recent case of a 'porch pirate' theft, with a number of incidents reported in the region in recent weeks amid an increase in deliveries.
Buyers waiting for packages are advised to:
- use online tracking
- arrange to have packages delivered when you are home or ask a neighbour to hold onto it
- have packages delivered to your workplace or another secure location
- install a security camera and motion censored lighting
- report suspicious activity
Anyone with information is asked to contact Woodstock police at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.