Indep. porch thief caught on camera stealing packages from home

Posted at 6:48 PM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 19:48:18-04

Police area asking for the public's help identifying a person caught on security camera stealing packages from an Independence porch.

A homeowner in the 2400 block of South Sterling Avenue looked over his home's surveillance video when a couple of packages weren't there, even though the online tracking system said they'd been dropped off.

The video showed what police describe as a man in his mid-20s carrying the packages off the porch. Police say the suspect has a large star tattoo on his right bicep. 

The reported thefts took place back on June 19. 

If you know anything about this crime, call the Independence police tips line at 816-325-7777.