A four-legged bandit was caught red-pawed after CCTV footage showed him running off with a parcel left outside of a family home. And it turns out he's a repeat offender!
By, 29 Mar 2020
When Mrs Garza's parcels started going missing off her front porch, she knew she'd catch the culprit. All she had to do was check the CCTV footage from a camera hidden behind her doorbell.
Caught on camera
But what she saw shocked everyone, because this criminal had four legs and lots of fur. And he was obviously a real pro.
The footage shows a postman delivering the package as normal. But if you look closely, there's a suspicious pooch lurking in the background. He waits for the delivery van to drive away, then runs up to the porch. He gives the package a little sniff, then dashes off with the stolen loot.
In total, the crime lasted less than 30-seconds. But it gets worse.
The real victim of the crime was 10-year-old Abby Garza. And before his lastest daring caper, the porch pirate had stolen Abby's Easter basket delivery.
The culprit is still on the run
Luckily, Abby saw the funny side. Speaking to 5News reporters, she said:
'It's kind of funny because no-one would expect a dog to steal.'
The thief is still at large, and we can confirm he's a neighbourhood stray that locals refer to as 'Cody.' They haven't launched a full-on pooch hunt yet. But for now, all deliveries are put well out of paws reach.