Porch pirates caught on camera taking packages off doorsteps

- 'Tis the season for shopping and that means a lot of packages are arriving. You may not be the only one on the lookout porch pirates are on the prowl. Last year, 71 million packages were swiped.

"Once I found out I was just really upset!" That's the feeling Corinne Diaz got when she saw surveillance video of a man walking up to her house in Mayfair, reaching into her door, and swiping a Christmas package this week.

"It just felt like, you know. I work for something. It was a gift and it was really sentimental for me to have for my dad and it was taken so I was just flabbergasted all day."

Whoever sole it was able to find themselves a nice, comfy parking spot before getting out to make the holiday heist.

In the meantime, over in Mount Laurel New Jersey.

 "She's like mommy! Where's the lights?" Michelle Segrest's 2-year-old daughter was the first to notice their holiday light display gone on the 300 block of Heather Drive.

It all happened Thursday afternoon in broad daylight.

"The lights that just project the green and red and they move on the house. It's mainly for the kids."

Cops say the Grinch appears to have driven up in a black Ford Escape with a temporary NJ license on the back.

"It's really uneasy that my daughter's here all day with my mom and someone could just come to the house, takes things and leave. They're aren't free objects. I pay for them," she said. "Mixed emotions about buying a new one because I'm afraid someone's just going to come back and take it"

 

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