Robbery in broad daylight! Doorbell camera captures shameless porch pirate who steals wedding gifts from outside the home of two newlyweds in the middle of the afternoon
- Katelyn Ortega Bennett and Donovan Bennett got a rough start on marital life on Tuesday, when a porch pirate stole $ 300 in wedding gifts
- The guilty person, dressed in a gray polo shirt, can be seen as he pulls up the driveway of his home in Lubbock Texas and loads an Amazon package into his back seat
- & # 39; I feel extremely violated & # 39 ;, Katelyn, 26, told DailyMail.com. & # 39; We were so grateful for the generosity of our loved ones, and having taken that away is a terrible feeling & # 39;
- Lubbock police say the video serves as a good example of why neighbors should pay attention to each other
A newlywed couple got an unhappy start with their happy-after on Tuesday afternoon, when an opportunistic porch pirate stole nearly $ 300 in wedding gifts from outside their front door.
On images shot on the doorbell camera of Katelyn Ortega Bennett and Donovan Bennett, a man in a gray polo shirt can see the driveway of their home in Lubbock Texas before he goes outside and scans the area around him.
The unidentified man, who believes the coast is clear, then quietly opens the back door of his car and loads a large Amazon delivery box into his back seat.
The package contained a number of items from the pair's online gift register, including an Instant pot and a number of other items with a value of just over $ 250.
Katelyn Ortega Bennett and Donovan Bennett (pictured together) say they & # 39; violated & # 39; feeling as a result of the ordeal and hoping that the head-breaking thief will be done right soon
A man in a gray polo shirt can be seen on Tuesday in the driveway of their home in Lubbock Texas
The thief believes the coast is clear and walks to the front door of the couple
The man returns for a second time but casually runs away empty-handed.
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett say that they are deeply saddened by the ordeal and hope that the offender will be brought to justice soon.
& # 39; I feel extremely violated & # 39 ;, Katelyn, 26, told DailyMail.com. & # 39; We were so thankful for the generosity of our loved ones and to let that decrease is a terrible feeling.
& # 39; These were a few last gifts from loved ones and they were dear to us. They came to us out of love and good wishes about our marriage. & # 39;
Katelyn said the theft occurred shortly after she left the house to do the shopping.
She said she received a movement alert for her house during her drive from her doorbell camera, but she could only check it after she parked a few minutes later.
& # 39; I saw what happened, but it was too late, & # 39; she admitted. & # 39; There was absolutely nothing I could do. & # 39;
Lubbock police say the video is a good example of why neighbors should watch each other – and install security cameras & # 39; s if they can.
According to the police, the footage of the couple may prove to be crucial in stopping the thief before he strikes again.
The package he stole contained a number of items from the pair's online gift list, including an Instant pot and a number of other items with a value of just over $ 250
He loaded the box into the back of her car before leaving the couple's driveway
He returned to the doorway for a final glance before slowly waving away with an empty hand
& # 39; There was an Instant Pot – that was the biggest item – there was also a drain stop, some towels and a creme brûlée set, & # 39; Katelyn mentioned.
& # 39; We have assigned a detective to the case who assures us that they are looking through records and doing everything they can at this point in the investigation. & # 39;
After first uploading the video to Facebook, Katelyn thanked everyone who shared the video, and insisted that a good thing that comes out of the nightmare test is her renewed belief in community spirit.
But Katelyn says she will think twice about having packages delivered to her front door, rather than a safer location.
& # 39; We will still order online. We simply do not have the packages delivered to our home. We go to the store to pick it up – or something similar.
& # 39; However, it certainly causes hesitation about ordering online. & # 39;