Porch pirate caught on camera in Jacksonville

Porch pirates are on the prowl this holiday season.

A Northside woman said a stranger stole two packages worth more than $300 from her front porch in broad daylight Monday.

Hattie Bowens shared surveillance video of the theft with Action News Jax.

It shows a woman slowly drive past Bowens house and then put the car into reverse. The suspect then pulled into Bowens’ driveway and got out of the car.

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The video captured the woman walking up to the front porch, pick up two packages and then put them into the car.

“She had the nerve to swing in my driveway and get out the car and go retrieve my packages off my porch,” Bowens said.

Bowens said she got an alert that her package was delivered and went to check her surveillance video on her phone when she saw a woman in the driveway.

"I'm thinking she's the deliveryman, but she picked up my packages and went to the car," Bowens said.
Bowens said she went home and called police to file a report.

A comment on a Facebook post about the theft said the woman was arrested. Action News Jax is working to confirm that information with JSO.