HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – A thief was caught on camera in Hialeah taking two packages containing a set of knives and bathroom decorations from outside a home’s front door.
The theft happened Thursday afternoon near West Second Avenue and 13th Street.
“It’s frustrating because with everything going on, like, work is not easy right now,” homeowner Lizandra Herrera said.
Herrera’s security camera caught a man stealing packages from her porch. The man walked to the front door and took two packages containing a set of knives and bathroom decorations.
The homeowner said the robberies have occurred to other homeowners in the area, as well, and she is fed up.
“I just want him to pay for everything he’s done because I haven’t been the only one that has been affected by this,” Herrera said. “He’s been going around my whole neighborhood stealing everybody’s packages, so I just want for the police to do something about it and take action.”
Another home’s Ring doorbell camera captured the man arriving in a white SUV. He then gets down, opens the hatch and grabs a large box.
Kevin Chan, who lives nearby, said his packages were swiped, too.
“But, it’s not even the material that matters,” he said. “It’s just the fact that the moral, you feel me? You can’t just come over here and take our property. You’re taking advantage of the COVID situation. Now that you have to be all covered up, now you can’t tell who you are. People are sick, bro, you know? It’s sick, man. We work for our stuff.”
Residents hope the media attention will help produce clues police can use to track down the thief.
Herrera added she does not feel safe ordering packages anymore when she can’t be home to wait for them.
“I just hope that they catch him because, I mean, now, I can’t even order packages because I have to be worried if they’re going to steal it or not, so I have to find somewhere else to send my packages,” she said. “Hopefully, they do something about it.”
Each time the thief took a package, he wore a mask with sunglasses.
If you have any information on the thief’s identity or whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.
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