Porch pirate mix-up: CCPD said Georgetown case was misunderstanding

Crime & Safety

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – Two women accused of stealing a package from a Georgetown residence Tuesday were actually retrieving an item delivered to a wrong address, according to police.

The Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) says the women went to a home on Cutler Drive in an attempt to make contact with the person who lived there. When no one answered, police said the women took the package off of the porch.

The resident called police after seeing the package being taken on their doorbell camera footage.

CCPD said: “detectives 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.”

Should a package be incorrectly delivered, police recommend attempting to make contact with the resident it was sent to or leaving a note before taking the item.

“Again, we apologize to the two young ladies in the surveillance footage and appreciate their cooperation with our investigation,” CCPD said.

Editor’s note: A surveillance camera image provided by police of the two women involved has been removed from this story.

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