Officials release images of man who stole $1,500 package from Mississippi porch posing as Amazon delivery driver

Published 7:01 am Sunday, June 2, 2024

Mississippi authorities have released video images of a man who reportedly stole a $1,500 package from a porch while posing as an Amazon delivery driver.

Lamar County Sheriff’s Office officials say the crime happened on May 20 in the Chapel Hill subdivision.

The man reportedly approached a residence in broad daylight, dressed as a delivery driver, with an empty box and a cell phone in his hand, as if he were delivering a package.

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When he reached the porch, the man reportedly switched the empty box for a package that had already been delivered to the residence.

Officials believe the man had been following a Fed-Ex truck in the neighborhood.

The sheriff’s office encourages everyone in the community to report any suspicious activity, even if it looks ordinary.

Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to contact the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office at (601)-794-1005.

Investigators suggest drop boxes, specific instructions for package placement and security cameras to secure packages and protect valuables.