Police said they’ve arrested two people they believe are involved in a series of package thefts from porches in East Dayton Thursday.
The suspect’s identities were not released, however officers tracked the men down after a person reported a suspicious vehicle in their neighborhood.
The two men were arrested on John Glenn Road in Dayton and police said they found packages in their vehicle.
Doorbell camera captures thieves stealing packages from Dayton porches
A bearded man in a red hooded sweatshirt is stealing packages off of porches in Dayton.
The man struck around 5:10 p.m. Dec. 14 in the 1600 block of Rosemont Boulevard.
Minutes later around 5:24 p.m. he reportedly hit a second house around in the 3500 block of Cleveland Avenue. Both homes are within blocks of each other.
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In both cases the victims were alerted via phone applications to activity on their porches — backed up by video of the acts, according to police reports.
At the first house the caper got away with three packages — containing a pair of Giani Bernini boots, Christmas ornament and a Nike gym bag — valued at about $100.
The 27-year-old woman whose packages were stolen on Rosemont told police she received a phone notification of activity on her front porch. She reviewed video that showed a man take three packages off her porch and get into the passenger side of a red convertible, according to the report.
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The suspect in both cases is described as a white male with a beard, wearing a gray zip jacket, red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. He was riding in a red, two-door convertible.
At the second home, the suspect stole a package containing only batteries.
The 29-year-old male victim said he uses the phone app Ring Door Bells.