SAVANNAH, GA (December 2, 2022) – Savannah Police detectives are requesting the public’s assistance identifying a porch pirate who walked off with several packages from an E. Henry Street porch last month.
Around 5:10 p.m. Nov. 8, surveillance footage captured video of the unknown man walking onto the porch of the residence in the 800 block of E. Henry Street and walking off with the packages. He is described as a slender, adult black male who was wearing jeans, a Lakers jersey and black ballcap.
Anyone with information on the incident or identity of the suspect should contact the detective at 912-525-3100 ext. 1818 or CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through a CrimeStoppers online tip portal at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=757. Tipsters may qualify for a reward of up to $2,500, depending on the severity of the crime.
The holiday shopping season typically sees a rise in cases involving porch pirates as more people are shopping online for their holiday gifts. SPD asks that those who are expecting packages take extra precautions to avoid having their packages stolen.
• Try to avoid having packages delivered to your home when you are away. Either have them re-routed to an alternate address, pick them up at the carrier office or ask a neighbor to pick them up for you. Those big boxes are a clear sign that no one is home and your purchases have been left unattended. Some thieves will follow delivery trucks to see where they make stops at.
• Use tracking services with your shipping provider to see where your package is and when it has been delivered.