Chatham County Police determine porch pirate case was just delivery mixup

Chatham County Police determine porch pirate case was just delivery mixup
Detectives say they determined the package actually belonged to the women in this photo but was delivered to the wrong address. These women did not steal any package and were apologized to on behalf of the Chatham County Police Department. (Source: Chatham County Police Department)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE: Chatham County Police say after identifying, locating and interviewing the women in this surveillance camera footage, detectives have determined that they did not steal a package from this residence.

Police say the package actually belonged to them but was delivered to the wrong address. The women went to the residence to retrieve the package. When they could not make contact with the person who lived at the residence, they took the package off the porch. The resident later viewed the doorbell camera footage, observed the women taking the package, and called police.

Detectives say they have verified that the package was addressed to one of the women in the video, and have apologized to them for the misunderstanding on behalf of the Chatham County Police Department.

The following statement is from Chatham County PD:

In the event of an incorrectly delivered package, citizens are advised to try to make contact with a person in the residence or leave a note before retrieving their belongings in an effort to prevent this type of misunderstanding. Again, we apologize to the two young ladies in the surveillance footage and appreciate their cooperation with our investigation.


Chatham County Police need the public’s help to catch two package thieves.

The Chatham County Police Department is investigating a case in the Georgetown area that happened Tuesday evening. Police say two people captured on surveillance are believed to have taken a package from the front of a home on Cutler Drive around 7:45 p.m.

Anyone who has information about this case is asked to call Chatham County Police at 912-652-6920 or Crime Stoppers at 912-234-2020. Tipsters are anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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