UPS package thieves caught on camera

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Residents in one neighborhood took matters into their own hands after they say several UPS packages were stolen from their home.

Two neighbors in the Oakleaf Plantation area decided to post their grievance on a community Facebook page. The response they received included others voicing their concerns and frustrations and one in particular gave the women new found hope.

"Our neighbor chimed in and said oh well let me check my videos," said the woman who asked not to be identified out of fear of retaliation.

On the surveillance video you can see two young men walk from door to door snooping around people's homes. One of them takes off his shirt at a point walks out of frame and shirtless he reappears with a package under his arm covered by a t-shirt.

The women recognized the young men in the video and turned over the information they gathered along with the surveillance video to the Clay County Sheriff's Office. Two teenagers, ages 16 and 17, were arrested and charged with burglary.

"The video wouldn't of ever surfaced if we hadn't of taken a real proactive approach to looking after ourselves or looking after each other," said one neighbor.

According to a Clay County police report one of the women's packages was found and returned to her.


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