A porch pirate suspect caught in the act on camera recently in Richmond has been identified by the RCMP.
Richmond RCMP reached out to the Richmond News this week after seeing our story about the brazen theft from a fully-occupied home in the neighbourhood near Kidd Elementary, close to Steveston Highway and Shell road.
The homeowner, Jennifer Gordon, not wanting to bother police with the relatively minor theft of packages, didn’t report the incident.
Theft case can now proceed
However, once contacted by the RCMP, the News connected police with Gordon so the case can proceed.
The theft happened on the evening of April 5, at around 9:45 p.m. about 90 minutes after the parcels had been dropped off, despite the entire family being home and with several vehicles in the driveway.
The homeowner, Jennifer Gordon, believes the parcels were dropped off about 8:15 p.m. the same evening.
Porch theft caught on doorbell camera
The entire incident was captured on the family’s doorbell camera.
The video showed the masked thief in a sleeveless jacket and ball cap casually walking up to the door, pretending to ring the bell, then walking off with the packages.
Gordon thought the thief was a male disguised as a female.
Cpl. Ryan Lee, of Richmond RCMP, asked the News to encourage readers to report such crimes by calling the detachment’s non-emergency line at 604-278-1212 or call 9-1-1 if the crime is in progress.
You can also report a crime online at https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/richmond/en