Hamilton, Ontario ,
24
March
2020
|
18:47
America/New_York

Male Arrested for Porch Theft

A citizen witnessed a package stolen from a front porch and called the police.

On March 23, 2020, shortly after 5:00 p.m., police received a call for a theft in progress. A citizen was sitting in their vehicle and observed a male steal a package from a front porch on East Avenue North. The suspect was then witnessed walking to the rear of a local business to provide privacy while opening the package.

When police arrived they located the suspect and discarded wrapping paper with the delivery address label still intact at the rear of the store. In his possession were two bottles of multipurpose cleaning solution in a shopping bag.

Police confirmed with the East Avenue resident their expected delivery and merchandise.

Charged: Male (40-years-old) Hamilton resident

  • Theft Under $5000
  • Possession Under $5000

Hamilton Police would like to remind the public to take precautions to secure online deliveries. Here are a few safety tips to consider:

  • Have an available package box or container on your porch to conceal delivery items
  • Install surveillance cameras at front door
  • Ask your neighbor to pick-up the package from your porch
  • Consider an alternate address
  • Request package to be held at a post office
  • Request package is signed upon delivery

If you have information that could assist with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Staff Sergeant Michelle Wiley at (905) 546-2003.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com