A homeowner from the Hyde Park community of Cincinnati had a package stolen off his porch. Now, local police are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect.
Matt McCaw installed his new Ring Video Doorbell just last week, and it only took a few days for his purchase to pay off. On Saturday, Matt’s Video Doorbell captured footage of a stranger strolling up to his front door and snatching a box from his porch. Today, we’re helping Matt and the Cincinnati Police get the word out to hopefully put the porch pirate behind bars.
Take a look at the video below to see if you recognize the thief.
The suspect was able to steal a large box of furniture off Matt’s porch, but the loss of property wasn’t what disturbed him the most. Instead, Matt was most surprised by the casual manner in which the suspect walked up to his porch to steal his package.
“It’s unnerving,” Matt said. “To have someone nonchalantly come up here and look around a bit […] He kind of took his time and ended up deciding to take it.”
While it’s certainly concerning that the suspect was able to take his time for the theft, it’s also beneficial, as it helped Matt’s Ring Video Doorbell capture a crystal-clear portrait of the perp. Armed with video footage and pictures of the suspect, Matt is now working with the Cincinnati Police and local media to bring attention to the theft and put an end to the crook’s crime spree.
If you recognize the suspect in the video or want to report a similar crime in the area, contact Crime Stoppers at 513.352.3040.