Porch pirate steals from Phoenix man on his birthday

Posted at 10:35 PM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 01:35:23-04

No matter where you live, thieves trail delivery trucks looking opportunities to strike. 

Avery Drew lives near 19th Avenue and Baseline road in a new, gated community. 

He lost his birthday gift Thursday after a random woman ran up on his front porch and took the box dropped off just 20 minutes prior. 

"I was thinking, couldn't they have stolen a package from me yesterday or tomorrow. You know, not right on my birthday," Drew said. 

The woman has dark hair, glasses and is driving a gray or white SUV. 

Drew joins a list of millions of other Americans who've lost a package to a porch pirate. 

Companies are coming up with delivery lockboxes in all shapes and sizes, aimed at protecting packages until the owner gets home. 

Drew filed a police report but knows it's unlikely he'll ever see what was inside that box. 

"Really, I would like for this person to suffer the consequences of stealing."