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Police ask for help identifying porch pirate caught on video

Posted: 5:38 PM, Aug 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-16 21:38:50Z

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Police are asking the public if they recognize a man caught on video stealing from a front porch. 

The man is seen on a cruiser-style bike riding up to the home on E Frances Ave. He walks up to the porch, peeks in the widows and spends several minutes picking up items. He then stores them in a soft-sided cooler — which he also found on the porch. 

He was last seen wearing a dark shirt with a pattern of light colored squares and rectangles, dark shorts, white socks, dark shoes and a thick chain necklace. He's estimated to be between 40 and 55 years old. 

Police say the same man may also be responsible for a nearby porch theft. Neighbors said they have seen the man in the neighborhood before. 

Anyone who recognizes the man should call the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130. To be eligible for a cash reward call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.