One Flushing resident’s stoop appears to be a prime target for Amazon package snatchers.
Lenny Wayne, a photographer at Le Pro Photography who investigated an Amazon Prime package thief outside of his home earlier this year, said it has happened again. Wayne told QNS a thief stole a package from his stoop just yesterday, Dec. 20.
When Wayne realized back in April that packages were being stolen on a monthly basis, he decided to set up security cameras outside of his residence in the hope of catching a glimpse of the perpetrator. He eventually was able to secure footage of the suspect, but explained that the perpetrator had his face covered up, leaving the 107th Precinct, who conducted the investigation, unable to identify him.
Months later, Wayne’s cameras are still rolling, and he was able to catch the Dec. 20 thief on camera — who Wayne believes is the same thief from months prior.
“My cameras in my house alert me to some kind of movement — any motion detection,” Wayne said. “When I looked at the [Amazon] tracking, a half hour later I realized, ‘Where’s the package?'”
Video footage taken from three different angles of the Dec. 20 incident shows the perpetrator rolling up outside of the residence in a dark red car, parking and jogging up to the stoop. The thief — seen dressed in blue jeans and a dark-colored jacket and beanie hat — then jogs back to his car with the stolen package.
Wayne uploaded the three videos to YouTube the next day and said he filed a police report with the 107th Precinct shortly after the incident.
“If you know or recognize this man [in the video], call the 107th Precinct at 718-969-5100 or Detective Portillo,” he writes in the video description.
Though the investigation is new and ongoing, Wayne said the chance of catching the culprit this time around seem better.
“This time Detective Portillo says I have a better chance since they can see the face and the getaway car [in the video],” Wayne said.
Wayne’s video footage can be seen below.