Clearwater police searching for suspected porch pirate

Clearwater police are searching for a porch pirate who stole two packages from a home, they said.

Police released surveillance video showing a female suspect run across the front yard, step onto the porch and retrieve two packages sitting outside the front door of a home near Clearwater Airpark. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Clearwater Police Department at (727) 562-4242 or Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County at 1-800-873-8477.

The agency offered the following advice to avoid becoming a victim:
-    Have the packages delivered to a business or a friend’s home
-    Make sure someone has to sign for them
-    Track packages so you know when they are dropped off
-    Pick them up or have a neighbor retrieve the package for you