This time of year, front porches are decorated with wreathes, lights and Fed Ex packages. One such package was stolen from a home in the 3900 block of Fairley Lane on Dec. 4.

The thief, who police officers describe as a black female in her early 30s, placed “paper in the victim’s mail slot as she [picked] up a package that was left by Fed Ex.” She then placed that package in her handbag and scurried off.

The whole thing was caught on tape by a home security camera. Watch the footage above (courtesy of If you recognize the suspect, please call Northwest Property Crimes Detective G. Waller at 214.670.6053 and reference case number 281929-2015.

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