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VIDEO: Porch pirate foiled by Amazon driver, police say

Posted: 2:38 PM, Dec 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-03 04:09:06-05
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BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A porch pirate in Boynton Beach came up short while trying to steal a package from a home, all thanks to a quick thinking Amazon Prime delivery driver.

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Surveillance video from a Ring doorbell camera showed a woman wearing white t-shirt, bandana, and headphones grab a package from a home on SW Eighth Avenue on Nov. 30 and sprint across the street.

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VIDEO: Porch pirate foiled by Amazon driver, police say

Police said an Amazon Prime driver, who had just delivered the package, saw the thief running down the street and called 911.

The crook dropped the box in some bushes, and the delivery driver returned the package to its rightful owner.

According to police, the driver said she saw her delivery truck being followed by a male and female on bicycles.

If you recognize the thief, call Boynton Beach police at 561-732-8116, or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS.

As we head into the holiday season, police have this advice for residents who are having packages delivered:

  • Consider having it delivered to your community's management office or your place of business
  • Require a signature for delivery
  • Schedule delivery (if possible) for when someone is home
  • Invest in doorbell/home video surveillance system