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Man caught on camera taking 4 packages off Fort Bend County home doorstep

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of a man involved in a theft case, according to police.

Around 1:20 p.m. on Dec. 13, an unknown white man approached a home that had four packages on the front porch. The packages had been delivered by UPS at 11 a.m., according to reports.

The man removed the packages and left the scene in a vehicle located nearby. The incident occurred at a home in the 4500 block of Selwyn Road in the Windsor Estate subdivision located near FM 1464, police said.

The man is described as being about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He has a slim build and was wearing a baseball cap, a gray t-shirt and black basketball shorts, police said.

He left the scene in a small late-model black four-door passenger car, according to police.

A neighbor, who asked not to be identified, told Channel 2 News that she also lost a package that should have been left on her front porch. It was one of two packages that are regularly delivered to her house each month.

"There’s a package normally delivered and they just put it in front and I got one and didn’t get the other. I didn’t get the other package," the woman said. "I will change it to my post office box so I won't have this problem."

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“This type of crime goes hand-in-hand with the Christmas season,” said Sheriff Troy E. Nehls. “There are ways to avoid that situation, like selecting an alternate delivery address such as your workplace. Another idea is to request a signature be required for the packages to be released, thus ensuring it will go to the right hands. It is an ongoing battle, considering the number of packages delivered on doorsteps these days.”

Anyone who has information on this crime is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477), send a text message by texting "FBCCS" plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or by submitting online here:  http://www.fortbend.crimestoppersweb.com/

Information that leads to the apprehension and filing of charges on the person involved in this case could earn you as much as $5,000. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.