Cops are on the lookout for a man who swiped a UPS package from a neighbor’s doorstep Wednesday afternoon.
A reader sent us security footage of the thief pulling car doorhandles outside a home near East 22nd Street and Avenue Z. He then strolls up the house’s front door and snatches a package that had been left by UPS an hour earlier. The timestamp says the crime took place around 10:30am. However, the neighbor said the security system is six hours slow and the theft actually occurred around 4:30pm.
Police say the package contained a a $14 t-shirt.
Last year, the commanding officer for the 61st Precinct, Sheepshead Bay’s station house, said the neighborhood experienced a jump in “opportunity crimes” — often perpetrated by drug addicts looking for an easy way to make a few bucks. He advised residents to make sure their doors are always locked and to always call police to report a crime or suspicious activity.