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Police: Yonkers ‘porch pirate’ caught on camera stealing packagesPosted: Updated:
Yonkers police say a holiday Grinch was arrested for stealing a package from a neighbor's home in an incident was caught on camera.
Yonkers police say the person stole a package from outside a home on Bruce Avenue.
The victim, who wished to remain anonymous, called police.
With the help of home surveillance, police arrested 25-year-old Joshua Ismail and charged him with petit larceny.
Yonkers police say as more people shop online it's best to have your items shipped to where you or someone you know will be at the time of delivery.
Police also suggest residents sign up for tracking and delivery alerts.
They say Ismail could have stolen from other people in the area, so it’s important to always be vigilant.
“Know your neighbors, know what's going on in your neighborhood...and have what's called a good situational awareness,” says Detective Sgt. Dean Politopoulos.