Video shows woman pushing stroller swipe package off porch in Jackson Ward


Richmond Police are looking for a woman who stole a package from the front porch of a home in Jackson Ward earlier this month.

The theft occurred on the afternoon (roughly 4:25 p.m.) of Wednesday, October 9. Security video shows a woman, who is pushing a stroller with a child inside, walk past the residence in the 600 block of N. 1st Street, but then return and grab a package off the front porch before walking away.

The woman was last seen wearing a blue and pink dress, denim jacket, black slide-on slippers and blue socks.

“It’s definitely unbelievable being the fact that she left her child, just to go pick up a package that didn’t belong to her,” said Richmond police detective Courtney Berlack. “This is the first time I actually saw something like this and it’s definitely devastating being that she left her child unattended just to take a package from a porch.”

Police told 8News Friday that this is the time of year when there is an uptick in packages being stolen from porches. RPD suggests requesting a signature upon package arrival, having a package delivered to your job or investing in a Ring camera.

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call Fourth Precinct Detective P. Cho at (804) 646-2939 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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