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Published on April 17, 2024
Fayette County on the Hunt for 'Porch Pirate' with $2,500 Reward for Arrest, Tips Sought by AuthoritiesSource: Facebook / Fayette County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Authorities in Fayette County, Texas have their eyes peeled for a so-called "porch pirate," caught on camera, hoping the public might lend a hand in netting this package pilferer, CBS Austin reports. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office released footage showcasing a suspect driving a white truck, and later a woman, darting out to snatch a package before making a quick getaway.

These brazen thefts have rattled the peace of the Cistern/Flatonia community, an area now grappling with the frustrating reality of vanished goods. The crimes have prompted Fayette County Crime Stoppers to dangle a carrot—a reward of up to $2,500 for tips that lead to an arrest and conviction, according to CBS Austin.

In the hopes of catching this serial thief, the Sheriff's Office pleads for information that could close the net on these repeated, bold-faced robberies. People who think they might know something can ring up Crime Stoppers at 979-968-8477. Fox 7 Austin notes that authorities are emphasizing their reliance on the public's vigilance in these cases.

With package thefts continuing to plague residents, the Fayette County community is reminded to remain watchful. If anyone recognizes the individual or the vehicle depicted in the released video, they are urgently encouraged to step forward, as this ongoing scourge frays the fabric, of a normally tranquil community. Calls to the Fayette County Crime Stoppers could potentially weave back a sense of security, into this threaded community.