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Vancouver "porch pirate" caught on camera stealing envelopes from Killarney mailbox

Last Updated Dec 1, 2018 at 9:38 am PDT

A woman takes envelopes from a mailbox in the Killarney area of Vancouver. (Source: Jessica Ho, Facebook)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As the holidays approach and delivery volume increases there’s more opportunity for so-called “porch pirates” to strike

A Vancouver woman learned that the hard way when a pair of large envelopes were brazenly snatched from the mailbox right next to her front door. On Thursday afternoon, Jessica Ho, who lives in the Killarney neighbourhood, says she was shocked by the boldness of a woman who stole her mail in the middle of the day.

She caught the incident on video.

“We installed the camera about two months ago,” she says. “We’ve had deliveries missing, but I’ve never thought about anyone coming in to take our mail.”

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After it happened, she says she walked around speaking to neighbours to see if it had happened to others before.

“I walked around the neighborhood right after, trying to see if I can catch that lady,” she says. “They said they hadn’t that happen before but they would watch out for it from now on.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Vancouver Police.