BC woman watches live video of thief swiping her parcel

BC woman watches live video of thief swiping her parcel
B.C. woman watches live video of thief swiping her parcel
Since moving to Langley’s bucolic Fernridge neighbourhood six months ago, Courtney Thomas has been a victim of crime three times.

On Wednesday, Thomas watched a live video stream of an unknown woman stealing a parcel off her front porch.

“Right after we moved here, we discovered someone had stolen the copper plumbing from our cellar. The sink and shower were draining right into the cellar,” she said. “Just last week, we had two ATVs stolen. Someone used a crowbar to open my garage and took them.

The camera, armed with a motion-detecting sensor, switches on when someone approaches the home and beams the video online.

On Wednesday at around noon, Thomas was at work when UPS dropped a package containing a pop-up greenhouse on her front porch. Thanks to her cameras remote viewing feature, she was able to watch a live stream of both the delivery and the subsequent theft.

“In the first video, you can see the UPS driver pull up and deliver the package and behind him you can see this blue Chevy Tahoe drive by. In the second video, that same truck pulls up to the house, They were following him I think,” she said.

A surveillance camera caught this woman swiping a parcel off Courtney Thomass porch in Langley. Courtney Thomas Facebook

In the video, which Thomas posted to Facebook, a woman, dressed in dark clothing and carrying a smartphone, approaches the house, picks up the parcel off-camera, throws it in the truck’s backseat and then enters the Chevy via the passenger-side door.  A second person, whose face is not visible, appears to be behind the wheel.

Thomas, who reported the theft to both the RCMP and UPS, is hopeful someone will recognize the woman from the video and she’ll eventually get her package back, but she’s not optimistic.

“I have a feeling I’m just taking videos of people robbing me just for the memories,” she said.

Anyone with information about the theft can contact Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Courtney Thomas was at work when UPS dropped a package on her front porch. She was able to watch a live stream of both the delivery and the subsequent theft.

Since moving to Langley’s bucolic Fernridge neighbourhood six months ago, Courtney Thomas has been a victim of crime three times.

On Wednesday, Thomas watched a live video stream of an unknown woman stealing a parcel off her front porch.

“Right after we moved here, we discovered someone had stolen the copper plumbing from our cellar. The sink and shower were draining right into the cellar,” she said. “Just last week, we had two ATVs stolen. Someone used a crowbar to open my garage and took them.

The camera, armed with a motion-detecting sensor, switches on when someone approaches the home and beams the video online.

On Wednesday at around noon, Thomas was at work when UPS dropped a package containing a pop-up greenhouse on her front porch. Thanks to her cameras remote viewing feature, she was able to watch a live stream of both the delivery and the subsequent theft.

“In the first video, you can see the UPS driver pull up and deliver the package and behind him you can see this blue Chevy Tahoe drive by. In the second video, that same truck pulls up to the house, They were following him I think,” she said.

A surveillance camera caught this woman swiping a parcel off Courtney Thomass porch in Langley. Courtney Thomas Facebook

In the video, which Thomas posted to Facebook, a woman, dressed in dark clothing and carrying a smartphone, approaches the house, picks up the parcel off-camera, throws it in the truck’s backseat and then enters the Chevy via the passenger-side door.  A second person, whose face is not visible, appears to be behind the wheel.

Thomas, who reported the theft to both the RCMP and UPS, is hopeful someone will recognize the woman from the video and she’ll eventually get her package back, but she’s not optimistic.

“I have a feeling I’m just taking videos of people robbing me just for the memories,” she said.

Anyone with information about the theft can contact Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.