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Phoenix police arrest serial "porch pirate"

Phoenix police arrest serial "porch pirate"
Posted at 10:39 AM, Dec 14, 2017

Phoenix police have arrested a 23-year-old man suspected of stealing several packages from Valley homeowners. 

According to police, Terrill Peuse Jr. was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon after they received a burglary call at an apartment complex near 32nd Street and Bell Road.

Police say inside Peuse's truck they located several packages addressed to other people. 

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The victims were contacted and reportedly told officers that they had made purchases online and their packages had been taken from their homes sometime in the late morning to early afternoon. 

He was booked into jail on four counts of theft. 

Phoenix police are reminding the public to plan for package security by arranging someone to be home for deliveries or to have deliveries sent to a PO box or lock box.