INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - A Indianapolis family hopes home security video helps capture an alleged front porch package thief.
The suspect is caught on camera in the 2400 block of North Carrollton Avenue taking a package from a porch. The homeowners also noticed something on his ankle that may help make him a definite giveaway.
Keith Potter relocated to Indianapolis about five years ago from Brownsburg. He's seen the once high crime area slowly turn around when it comes to abandoned and boarded up homes.
Unfortunately, Potter has seen other victims who have posted on the app Next Door about their packages stolen. He said he doesn't like the way the crime makes him feel somewhat hopeless as a victim.
Potter added cameras, motion activated flood lights and even paid Indianapolis Power and Light to install a light in the alley.
DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN? He's Caught on Camera stealing packages from a near Northeast Indy Carrollton Ave front porch. The thief is also wearing an ankle Home Detention Device! You can earn a cash reward at 317-262-TIPS with your anonymous tip. @WTHRcom @WTHRDesk pic.twitter.com/QTnmjtGUVB— Steve Jefferson (@scoopjefferson) July 6, 2018
"This makes me feel totally violated, totally violated, we have had some issues here before," said Keith Potter.
The security video shows the thief walk onto Potter's front porch. You can see him pick up a couple of packages and walk away. But there is something else that's very visible in the video.
The suspect is wearing an ankle home detention device so he's been in trouble before.
"Definitely, definitely hoping somebody recognizes him. I know the person lives close around here. I know they do. Someone is going to know him," Potter said. " I hope someone calls in and lets us know, not us personally, but the police, yes, definitely."
What's worse is the package porch thief didn't get away with anything expensive. But they suspect he may be the same man taking packages from neighbors.
Potter and his family want you to get a good look at the suspect so they can identify and arrest him as soon as possible.
If you have any information that could help in this case, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 317-262-TIPS.