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Two reports of package theft from front porches

Kate tells us someone tried to steal a package from her front porch at North 83rd Street and Dayton Avenue North on Monday just before 5 p.m.

After arriving home from work, I heard someone walking up the front steps of our house. Once I opened the front door, a man (probably mid-30s, Hispanic) grabbed a package off the front porch and quickly ran down the front sidewalk. Once I yelled after him, he acted confused and insisted he was picking up a clothing donation and must have the wrong house. He handed the package back to me and took off down the street. My neighbors and I watched him get into a black 4 door Cadillac sedan (a woman was driving) and drive off.

The police were notified. Please reach out to them if you witness suspicious behavior, and be sure to keep an eye out for your neighbors as well!

And Laurel says her neighbor witnessed a woman stealing a package off her porch between 10:45-11 a.m. on Wednesday.

My neighbor saw a young woman on bike climbing the 52d Hill between 2d and Greenwood, and she stopped in front of my house. A few minutes later, the neighbor noticed the woman was in Sunset Park (the small pocket park) putting things in her pack—-as it turns out, she was putting things she had stolen from our porch in her pack: an orange REI rain jacket, and some new running shoes.