Mercer Island Police have been unable to catch opportunistic thieves who are stealing holiday parcels and packages from the front porch of several local homes.
According to recent police reports, the Christmas "Grinch" last struck a Mercerwood home on the 9700 block of SE 40th Street, stealing two packages beween Dec. 24-27. The homeowner, a 31-year-old woman, said the packages were delivered by UPS and Fed-Ex and left on the front porch. The packages of women's boots and clothing were valued at approximately $250.
A week earlier on Dec. 17, another package was stolen from a Mercer Highlands home on the 9100 block of SE 50th Street. The homeowner reported two packages containing a set of Legos and a Logitech Webcam were delivered by UPS to her front door disappeared between 5-7 p.m.
A few days later on Dec. 21, the resident of a home on the 3000 block of 71st Ave. SE reported a men's Novara "Metro Comfort" bicycle stolen from his front porch of his home sometime overnight.