Know her? Tempe man offers $500 to catch thief

Posted at 8:03 AM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 10:03:58-05

A Tempe man is offering a $500 reward if you can help police identify the woman who stole several packages off his front patio.

Rob Biggs was expecting several deliveries Monday so he knew to keep an eye on the security camera set up in front of his home.

He gets alerts on his cell phone when there is movement on the camera, so he saw when the packages arrived. When he looked up a few minutes later, he said they were gone.

When Biggs watched the surveillance video back at home, he saw a woman wearing a pink t-shirt and beanie walk up and steal one box. In the video you see she discovers the other boxes once she’s close enough and eight minutes later returns to get them.

“You feel a lot of anger when you see that happen to you or your family. It’s hard to believe people think they can just walk right up and take stuff that doesn’t belong to them," Biggs said.

The theft happened near University and Farmer Avenues in Tempe. Biggs is sure this was more than a one time deal for the thief.

“I can't be the only person in the neighborhood who's getting ripped off, but maybe I'm the only one with a camera. Maybe people will start getting it. Who knows, hopefully someone recognizes her and says here's this person and here's the stuff she's trying to sell.”

In some of the boxes were things he ordered as Christmas gifts for his family. There were also expensive, specialty telescope lenses that are used for star gazing.  He’s hoping someone will alert police if they see the lenses show up for sale online or in a pawn shop.

Biggs has dubbed the suspect the “Meg Griffin” bandit after the "Family Guy" cartoon character who wears a similar outfit.

If you recognize the woman in the video or have any information about the theft contact Tempe police.