TAMPA, Fla. – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is working to identify a suspect who stole packages from the porch of a home on Stockbridge Drive in Tampa on Monday.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on November 30, 2020, an unknown man removed approximately $500 of delivered packages from the front porch of the victim’s residence.
The suspect arrived in the front passenger seat of a red Chevrolet Cruz. The vehicle has a bumper sticker on the lower rear driver’s side of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle is also unknown. A surveillance video of the theft is below.
“Unfortunately, this is the nature of the holiday season, but this type of criminal behavior will not be tolerated year-round,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are making their holiday purchases online. I want to take this time to encourage residents to take advantage of our Operation Pinch-A-Grinch program. It’s a simple and free way they can safeguard their holiday packages at one of two of our district offices.”
Now through December 21, Hillsborough County residents can have their online orders shipped to HCSO’s District 3 Office, located at 7202 Gunn Highway in Tampa, or District 5 Office, located at 10128 Windhorst Road in Tampa, through Operation Pinch-A-Grinch. Deputies will accept and secure items until residents are able to pick them up.