An alert Shomrim volunteer witnessed a porch pirate in the act Wednesday. Following a quick chase, the package was recovered, and the man was in police custody.
A man stealing packages on Carroll Street was caught in the act Wednesday afternoon by an alert Shomrim volunteer.
The volunteer witnessed the man taking the package from the porch of a home on Carroll St between Troy and Schenectady Ave.
Springing into action he called the police and followed the man as he quickly walked to Troy Ave and turned towards Crown St. The chase continued on Troy Ave to Montgomery St, where the thief turned towards Schenectady Ave.
The police caught up to him on Montgomery St between Troy and Schenectady Ave. He was arrested for theft of the package, and taken to the 71st precinct.
— CH Shomrim (@ShomrimCH) January 30, 2019