There's A 'Porch Pirate' Stealing Packages In San Fernando Valley

RESEDA (CNS/FOX 11) - Police sought public's help Thursday to find a woman dubbed a "porch pirate'' for stealing packages from residential porches in the San Fernando Valley.

Authorities released a security photo of the 20-something woman as she took a package from a porch in the 7800 block of Lasaine Avenue about 4:30 p.m. July 12.

"We refer to them as 'porch pirates,''' LAPD Capt. Paul Vernon said. "In the age of online shopping, it's a growing common trend.''

Anyone recognizing the woman was urged to call Detective William Dunn, (818) 374-7674; or Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS.

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