Front door package thefts are a crime that continues to grow, as brazen thieves steal packages from front porches in broad daylight.
A 2015 study from Insurance Quotes estimates 23 million Americans have had packages stolen from their door steps. The thieves are getting the nickname "Porch Pirates" and that number will only increase as online shopping continues to increase.
As if to underscore the proliferation of porch pirates, an East Spokane family became the victims of package theft Thursday afternoon. Surveillance video from their residence near Chief Garry Park shows a woman parking her car, casually walking up to Kaitlyn and Ryan Stevenson's home and stealing a box filled with $120 in clothing ordered online. The woman then walked back to her car and drove away.
The woman was wearing a pink shirt, black pants, white tennis shoes and sunglasses and was driving what appeared to be a red Toyota Corolla.
Spokane Police Officer Teresa Fuller says that burglaries have gone down in the East Spokane neighborhood where the Stevensons live by 30 percent.
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