DENVER (KDVR) – A porch thief was caught by a camera in West City Park with a package in the front yard but left behind a credit card and a pack of cigarettes.
“He pulled this stick out of his pants and stuck it under the gate. Then he ran, and as he ran, his cigarettes and debit card fell to the ground,” said Denise Donaldson, the homeowner whose package had been stolen.
Donaldson said she found a credit card with Heather Dennis’ name on it, so she decided to post the video and card (with the number blurred) on Nextdoor.
“I thought maybe it was his girlfriend’s credit card because I knew something was wrong,” Donaldson said.
On social media, Dennis saw the post and responded. Dennis declined to be interviewed by FOX31 and Channel 2, but she did tell us the suspect broke the window of her car, stole her wallet and used her card to buy alcohol and drugs. leaves just a few miles from Donaldson’s house on the road.
“They actually have a picture of him buying beer and cigarettes at a liquor store with her debit card,” Donaldson said.
Donaldson said the suspect may need to find a new job.
“I think he felt stupid when he lost his main money card and ended up wearing a pair of blue jeans. I thought, ‘Ah yes, a lot for that theft,’ Donaldson said.
Denver police said they had two separate reports from Heather Dennis of someone breaking into her car on January 20 and stealing her wallet, and she reported the next day that someone had Use her credit card to make purchases. Both cases remain open with no arrest(s).
DPD encourages anyone who recognizes him and/or can help us locate him to call the Metro Denver Crime Stop at 720-913-STOP (7867).
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