NEWARK, NJ – Porch pirates typically raid your front porch in an attempt to loot your Amazon booty, but a porch pirate in Newark did something completely unexpected. He was seen walking up to a home on 15th Street and after taking the package, he didn’t run off with it. Instead, he threw it into a nearby trash can.
Now, Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara requests the public’s help with identifying the suspect, who was captured on surveillance video stealing a package from the porch of a home on May 25, 2022.
“Police responded to a call about a theft that occurred around 1:04 p.m. in the 500 block of 15th Street. On the surveillance video, the suspect removed a package from the porch and placed it in the victim’s garbage can. Moments later, the suspect returned and retrieved the package from the trash can and walked away heading north on South 15th Street,” O’Hara Said.
The suspect is described as a dark skin male wearing a green sweatshirt with a hood, green track pants, and white sneakers.