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Porch pirate caught on camera stealing items meant for charity

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A porch pirate was caught on camera in south St. Louis stealing a bag with items that were meant for charity. Credit: Anna Dougherty A porch pirate was caught on camera in south St. Louis stealing a bag with items that were meant for charity. Credit: Anna Dougherty
A porch pirate was caught on camera in south St. Louis stealing a bag with items that were meant for charity. Credit: Anna Dougherty A porch pirate was caught on camera in south St. Louis stealing a bag with items that were meant for charity. Credit: Anna Dougherty
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

A porch pirate was caught on camera in south St. Louis stealing a bag with items that were meant for charity.

Anna Dougherty wanted to donate some of her clothes to Angels Boutique on Cherokee Street, a resale shop where the proceeds help women.

She said she put dresses and clothes in a trash bag. She left the bag on the porch of her Tower Grove South home, something she says she doesn’t usually do, but she was in a rush to get to work.

The home’s surveillance video catches the thief red-handed. He walks up, looks inside the bag and unlodges it from under a bench before taking off.

“He didn’t think twice about it, he saw something, wanted it and took off. Unfortunately, it’s a regular occurrence,” said Dougherty. “It’s disheartening that it was just a random thief that took off with everything.”

She said she is now worried the clothes she wanted to donate will end up in a dumpster.

Dougherty said she wants her neighbors to be aware and keep an eye out.

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