Suspected ‘porch pirate’ arrested after police find $6,561 worth of online orders

BOULDER, Colo. -- A suspected serial "porch pirate" has been caught after police say he stole $6,561 worth of packages.

Christopher Seth was arrested Friday after he reportedly was seen taking a package from a porch containing $200 worth of socks from REI.

According to arrest documents, Seth told the Boulder Police Department that he would drive through neighborhoods looking for boxes that hadn’t been taken in yet.

He also told police his girlfriend would stay in the car to act as a lookout while he took packages.

After searching his car and apartment, police recovered 44 items thought to have been stolen from porches.

Items include Redken shampoo ($200), Steve Madden boots ($135), Petzl ice climbing equipment ($570), Xbox ($300), a bed frame ($200) and an Arcteryx parka ($700).

It is unclear how long this spree had been going on and even more items might have been taken.

Arrest documents indicate “several of the packaging slips in these boxes listed items that were not recovered at Christopher’s residence.”

The stolen items are being stored in property and evidence lockers. Seth has been charged with felony theft.

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