D.C. police are looking once again for a package thief in Near Northeast, this time after a journalist caught on video the second of two separate thefts at his house over the course of a month.
In a video released this week by D.C. police, a man in a baseball cap and a long green T-shirt is shown walking up to the entrance of local resident Vaughn Sterling’s home. The person of interest then leaves with what appears to be a package in a small black bag.
In early April, Sterling filed a police report and raw video with local police after one of his packages was stolen. By early May, Sterling was filing a second report with more video after another package was taken, he said. He separately shared the videos with his nearly 12,000 Twitter followers.
Sterling tells Hill Now he was inspired to set up his drop camera after one of his neighbors left dog poop for any would-be package thieves and filmed the results back in December. Several package thefts have been caught on video in Ward 6 in recent months. Sterling said that packages have been stolen from his home a few times a year since he moved to the area in 2010.
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