RICHMOND, Va. -- Security video shows a woman pushing a stroller before stealing a package off the porch of a home in Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood.
The incident captured on video occurred at approximately 4:24 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9. Police are asking for help identifying the unknown woman.
The video showed the woman walking on the sidewalk in the 600 block of N 1st Street while pushing a stroller with a child inside.
The woman is seen walking past the home, but stops, comes back and grabs the package from the front porch. The woman was seen wearing a blue and pink dress, a denim jacket, black slide-on slippers, and blue socks.
Richmond Police warned that they see a spike in package thefts around the holidays. Detective Courtney Berlack said it could happen anywhere, and people should be prepared.
“You can install rain cameras at your front door, or you can have a neighbor or family member stay at your house and collect the package, or you could have that package delivered to your employment.. anything like that,” said Berlack.
Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call Fourth Precinct Detective P. Cho at (804) 646-2939 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or http://www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.