Porch pirates steal Hillsborough County woman's lung medications

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Deputies are searching for porch pirates who have stolen packages in several Hillsborough County neighborhoods.

Detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office believe the suspects are responsible for at least three separate thefts over the course of several days.

In the first incident, a suspect was spotted stealing two packages from the front porch of a home on Cavour Court in Brandon around 10:50 a.m. on April 18. Deputies said the man later dropped the package on a neighbor's lawn after removing its contents.

The suspect in that theft is described as a white male in his early 30s, who is approximately 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds. He has brown hair and was wearing a blue shirt with a graphic on the front and black Nike shoes.

The second incident took place on April 24 around 10:30 a.m., where deputies said two suspects backed a white Kia sedan into the driveway of a home on Stanberry Drive in Brandon. Video showed a suspect exiting the passenger side of the vehicle to remove a package from the front porch, which contained medication belonging to the homeowner.

The driver of the Kia is described as a white male who is between 30 and 49 years old. Deputies said the suspect is about 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. Meanwhile, deputies said the passenger is a white or Hispanic male who was wearing a racecar shirt.

The third theft happened the next day around 2:30 p.m., deputies said. Two suspects in a white Kia followed an Amazon truck throughout the Fishhawk subdivision. Deputies said the passenger exited the car and stole an Amazon package from a front porch.

The suspect in this incident is described as a white male who is approximately 5 foot 9 inches tall with a medium build. Deputies said he was wearing a dark T-shirt and shorts at the time of the theft.

Detectives said they believe all three cases are connected and said there may be more connected incidents as well.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 813-247-8200, or Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS.