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2 ‘porch pirates’ caught with trunk full of stolen loot

December 21, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida “porch pirates” may spend the holiday season in jail after authorities say they followed delivery trucks into neighborhoods and grabbed the packages left outside front doors.

The SunSentinel reports 32-year-old Curtis Harris and 27-year-old Demetrius Harris made off with an impressive haul before detectives caught up with them on Tuesday north of Fort Lauderdale. The loot included an Apple TV 4K device, English pies, candy and toys.

An undercover Fort Lauderdale detective told a judge during a bond hearing that the pair followed UPS and FedEx trucks into neighborhoods, then backed into driveways and took “holiday gifts that these people were counting on.”

Public Defender Hector Romero told the judge the men are unemployed and sought low bonds. They’re charged with unarmed burglary and grand theft.

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