Porch pirates stalking delivery drivers in Alexandria neighborhood


A pair of Christmas crooks has a Northern Virginia neighborhood on edge after a number of residents reported packages being stolen.

However, it’s the technique of these particular porch pirates that’s catching their attention. According to neighbors living in the Potomac Yard town-homes off of Richmond Highway in Alexandria, this pair of package thieves followed behind a deliver driver and stole their boxes almost as soon as they were dropped off.

The problem was particularly bad this week though. Whitehead says he spotted the duo in a Dodge Charger around 6:30 Tuesday morning. Doorbell video from the home on Richmond Highway captures the suspected scrooge snatching the package up close, while the driver waits in what appears to be the same black Charger.

At least two residents have filed reports with Alexandria police.

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