Porch Pirate Wanted For Stealing Package From Home On Detroit's West Side

The crime happened in the city's University District back in October.

WWJ News
February 16, 2020 - 7:02 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) -- The search is on for a man who was seen stealing a package off the front porch of a home on Detroit's west side last fall.

Detroit police released video from a Ring doorbell camera that shows a man stealing a package from the porch of a house in the 18000 block of Oak Drive -- in the city's University District, just east of Livernois Avenue between McNichols and 7 Mile Roads -- around 3 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2019. Police did not specify what was in the package.

The porch pirate fled the scene on foot with the box. The surveillance video shows several cars at the intersection as the man walks by. He was wearing a red T-shirt with "Chicago" on the back and khaki pants.

Police are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect, or may have witnessed the crime, to come forward. 

Anyone who has any information pertaining to this crime is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s 12th Precinct at 313-596-1240. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.