Porch camera captures Lexington package thief

Crime Stoppers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – One stolen package last year was enough for a Lexington woman to invest in a doorbell camera system. It paid off in July when a porch pirate picked off the cell phone she’d been waiting weeks for.

Now, Crime Stoppers and Lexington Police need your help identifying him as this week’s Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.

Kassidee Grigsby is like many Americans waiting for backordered electronics to finally ship. So imagine her excitement when her new purple Samsung did.

“It was on backorder, we had to wait for it to be re-ordered again,” Grigsby said. “Two months of waiting all because someone decided to be a little rude.”

Grigsby had been tracking the package and saw that it made it to her home on Wavecrest Way July 7th, but she was at work and police say an unidentified man got to it first.

“It’s hard for people to understand that there are people out here who just drive looking to commit crimes or are looking to steal,” said Det. Anthony Delimpo. “And I think that’s what this individual did. He drove around and saw a package and thought that’ll be mine, I’m taking it.”

There were no other reports of stolen packages on Grigsby’s street that day.

“I think this guy definitely lives in Lexington,” Delimpo said. “And I think people will watch this and recognize who it is.”

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The man does have braided hair, was wearing a Thrasher Magazine t-shirt, and was driving a light-colored sedan.

If you know who he is, call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 859-253-2020 or visit p3tips.com.

Your information is completely anonymous and your tip could earn you up to a $1,000 cash reward.

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