Watch: Wild video shows brazen thief stealing package as owner opens door – Chron
A Houston resident practically locked eyes with a man who stole his newly purchased iPad Pro from his doorstep recently.
Now, footage of the daring theft has been released by, showing a clear image of the suspect's face before he dashed off in a getaway car with the merchandise.
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The suspect's plan was either brazen, ill-conceived or both. The video shows him lurking in the back of a black SUV on Nov. 17 near Knoll Street and Highgate Lane, watching the victim as he walks toward the house with a a box and an Apple bag.
The victim appears to put the box and Apple bag down and scan the area. The suspect, meanwhile, can be seen poking his head out of the car multiple times.
When the victim turns to unlock the door, the suspect runs out of the car and snatches the Apple bag before taking off.
The victim appears to chase after the suspect and later shared the video in a neighborhood safety app to keep other residents on the lookout.
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Julian Gill is a reporter for the Houston Chronicle.


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