WATERFORD (WWJ) – Police are looking for help to identify a man who was caught in the act stealing packages off a Waterford resident’s porch.

Officers responded to a home in the 3000-block of Pomeroy on a reported of an attempted larceny.

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The homeowner, a 31-year-old woman, told police she had set several boxes just outside her front door for pick up by UPS. A little while later, she heard a car pull up in her driveway.

That’s when, the woman said, she looked outside to see a stranger loading her boxes into a four-door red Neon.

Suspect photos (Courtesy of Waterford police)

Suspect vehicle photos (Courtesy of Waterford police)

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“When confronted by the victim the suspect told her the boxes were for him and that they were full of books,” said Deputy Police Chief Jeff James. “When the victim started taking cell phone pictures of the suspect and his vehicle he immediately removed the boxes from his vehicle and drove off.”

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, around 25 years old and 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He was wearing a hooded coat, baggie pants and black shoes.

Investigators are hoping a tip will help them solve this case.

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Anyone who recognizes the man in the photos or who has any information about this crime is asked to call Waterford Police Det. Larry Novak at 248-618-7515; or to stay anonymous, call the tip line at 248-674-COPS.