The ongoing theft of oversized package left outside the front doors of homes is a continuous problem in Oak Bay.
On Friday, however, an Oak Bay resident’s security camera recorded a would-be thief as he picked up a package and assessed it, only to decline.
Turns out the porch pirate picked up a package of kitty litter and is apparently not a cat owner.
“The [man] was described as Caucasian with long curly hair, wearing a black hat, black sleeveless shirt, black shorts, carrying a large dark backpack and riding a bicycle,” said Oak Bay Police Chief Ray Bernoties.
Police searched the area but did not locate a suspect.
“Fortunately, we haven’t been inundated with ‘porch pirate’ thefts but it only takes a couple criminals to victimize an entire community,” Bernoties said. “We encourage people to have a trusted neighbour pick up their packages or figure out another system to ensure these opportunistic thieves don’t prey on them.”
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