GPD investigating after package stolen off front porch of home

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Greenville Police is investigating after a package was stolen off the front porch of a home Saturday morning.

The whole thing was caught on a neighbor’s camera. It shows a man backing his car up in the drive way, before walking up to the porch and stealing the package.

Police responded to the home on Lindenwood Dr. in response to a larceny call.

Mary Erdmann says a man rang the doorbell early Saturday morning. When they looked out, they didn’t recognize the man, or the car in their driveway. She said they didn’t realize that man would wind up stealing a package off their front porch.

“A little frustrated, a little upset,” Erdmann said. “You know, a little scary feeling cause you know someone has been in your driveway.”

Erdmann said she didn’t answer the door because her neighbors had recently had solicitors knocking on their doors. She also said the man who stole the package wasn’t acting strange.

“Seemed very controlled. They did not walk fast, they got in the car. They drove off very calmly,” she said.

Erdmann said she has advice for others expecting packages this holiday season.

“If you are expecting packages during the Christmas season or any other time, make sure someone is going to be home,” she said. “Have a neighbor watching out or just check that box at the end of that invoice and say you need a signature.”

The incident serves as a reminder to take precautions this holiday season when it comes to packages being delivered. Always try to have them delivered during a time when you’ll be home. You can also ask a neighbor to take your package if you know you won’t be home.

Some delivery companies will also allow you to pick up your package, rather than have it delivered.

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