HOUSTON -- Neighbors in the Lynn Park community in southwest Houston are determined to put a stop to brazen thieves stealing packages from homes.
Residents in the southwest Houston neighborhood and surrounding communities say packages have been mysteriously disappearing off front porches in recent months.
On Wednesday, a theft was captured on surveillance video, and it was also witnessed by a neighbor.
The neighbor rushed outside after seeing suspicious activity. She took a cell phone photo as she watched the crime in progress in the 4000 block of Branard Street.
She saw them going around, slowly casing. She got out her camera and took a picture of it, explained Gary Anderson, block captain of the Lynn Park Civic Association.
You can t make out the license plate in the photo or on the video. However, surveillance video from the home that was targeted captures the SUV pulling in front of the home.
It then shows the criminal casually swiping two large FedEx packages. According to the homeowner, the packages contained antique dinnerware.
This is not a good neighborhood to be messing with because we will get them, said Anderson.
Lynn Park shares a constable patrol contract with Afton Oaks and Royden Oaks. Neighbors say the added presence adds a level of security but hasn t stopped criminals from pushing their luck.
Eventually they re going to get caught. Someone is going to mess up one way or another, said neighbor Rita Riley. It s frustrating when people get away with that.
Neighbors are hoping someone out there will recognize the vehicle or the suspect seen stealing the packages.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Harris County Precinct One Constable s Office.