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Women caught on video stealing packages from Riverview doorsteps

Homeowners hope thieves will return packages
Posted at 10:57 AM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 16:22:18-05

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — One of the women seen stealing packages from a Riverview porch has been arrested. Briella Johnson, 20, was arrested today and charged with Grand Theft and Petit Theft. Detectives are in the process of getting a warrant for Kellie Larkee.

A Hillsborough County family has taken to social media in hopes the two women caught on surveillance video stealing their packages will return them to their front porch.

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Noel Rivera, who lives in the Summer Springs neighborhood in Riverview, wrote:

"These nice young lady’s were worried that someone would steal our unattended packages so they thought they would take them home and keep them safe. I’m sure they will bring them back later."

Rivera went on to say that the two women in the video realized that the boxes were filled with kids clothing and got excited. 

Another neighbor, Mike Hayes, filed a report with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office with video as well.

In Hayes' video, it appears to be the same duo taking packages from his porch.

Watch both surveillance videos below:




The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says they believe the women are traveling in a dark, Volvo, possibly an XC90, and they may be responsible for more thefts in the area. They have released the following descriptions for the women:

  1. White female, long brown hair with blond highlights, 30-40 years of age, 5'5"-5'8", 140-150 lbs. Last seen wearing a black and grey long-sleeved shirt, dark blue jeans and white sneakers.
  1. White female, wavy blond hair, 30-40 years of age, 5'5"-5'8", 160-180 lbs.

Last seen wearing a light grey long-sleeved shirt, jeans shorts, and black/white sneakers.

If you have any information on the identity of these women, please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.