Smile, you're (stealing) on Candid Camera
To a thief, those UPS packages sitting on a home's front stoop must be awfully tempting -- sort of the grab bag of larceny. You don't know what it is, but it must be worth something because someone took the time to send it.
And if the package is left at the door, it must mean no one's home.
One such individual spotted a package in a Manassas neighborhood earlier this month. He walked up to the door, picked up the box, looked around, and tried to stuff the large box under his coat before walking off. It was at exactly 1:04 p.m. on Nov. 4.
How do police know? Because he stared right into a surveillance camera.
Manassas City police are looking for a man who was caught on video stealing a package in the 8200 block of Liberia Avenue. The box contained an ATV trailer winch. In still images taken from the video, the suspect appears to look into the house to see if anyone can see him and then look around to see if anyone is watching.
He stuffed the large box under his coat before walking away.
Manassas police reported another such larceny last week in the 8500 block of Richmond Avenue, though they are unsure if it's related. This time the haul was a box including home entertainment equipment, perhaps a better score than a winch.
Police ask that anyone who can identify this man or with information about the thefts to call Officer Merrit at (703) 257-8155.
-- Josh White
November 23, 2009; 2:54 PM ET
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