Pittsburgh police search for suspected porch hacker – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — Police are investigating after a Pittsburgh man was captured on home surveillance footage stealing packages from porches and replacing them with empty boxes.

“He just fell, traded and dipped,” Brookline’s Rose Nyland said.

Rose Nyland’s blood pressure skyrockets as she reviews her home surveillance video of a porch hacker in action.

“It hurts me so much. He even looks at it, looks at the name. It’s so bad! So wrong! But he’s so skilled with it,” Nyland said.

Wearing a mask, gloves and a hoodie, the suspect nonchalantly walks to the porch of her Woodbourne Avenue home with another box.

He then takes an empty package, exchanges it for the package just delivered, acts as if taking a photo of the fake delivery, and then casually walks off.

“Tah dah! A tiny nothing. Packing material!” said Nyland.

Nyland says he got away with clothes for his fiancé worth hundreds of dollars.

After reaching this neighborhood, he drove to Dormont Avenue in Dormont and stole more packages.

Investigators told Channel 11 he then drove to Overbrook and took off there with items.

Nyland says she is furious, but hopes police find him soon with the series of neighborhood cameras and active social media groups reposting his image.

“Within seconds someone said ‘yeah, it literally happened in the Overbook group,’ and then they sent screenshots,” Nyland said.

Pittsburgh Public Safety encourages residents to file reports if they have a package stolen.

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