Porch pirate who dressed as Amazon worker arrested in Fishtown
May 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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A man accused of dressing up as an Amazon delivery driver to steal packages was taken into custody on Monday night, according to Philadelphia police.
Video shows him walk up to a home on the 1300 block, take a package on the doorstep, nod at someone passing by and take his time riding away. On Monday night, the suspect was spotted pedaling through a nearby neighborhood with several stolen parcels, including a case of bubbly sparkling water, speakers and a box of Birkenstock shoes. The bike the suspect was using was also recovered at the scene. Police are still investigating how the man managed to get an Amazon vest, and for how long he'd been targeting homes in this neighborhood. Fishtown resident Trey Dodge says he's had packages stolen at least half a dozen times. "They never steal anything valuable.
Meanwhile, Amazon's profits tripled in the last year. Sara Boyer, who lives near Dodge, had to change her package plans. "We used to get them sent to my husband's work because we knew it wasn't safe to have them near here or delivered here in case they got stolen, but he works from home now," said Boyer. RELATED: Vehicle tag thefts on the rise in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia police say they are looking into reports of porch pirates city-wide, but don't keep track of data on how often packages are stolen.