ABC7 highlights Bay Area porch pirates in 12 Days of Grinch-mas

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We're showing you some of the worst behavior by people this Holiday Season. The 12 days of Grinch-mas, highlights those people who have decided to steal the holidays from people's front porch.

On the 12th Day of Grinch-mas:

This Grinch hides themselves well as they approach this porch at Lake Mead Drive and Lake Oneida Street in Fremont. Maybe you recognize the clothes this porch pirate was wearing when he walked away with someone's holiday packages. If you know anything about this person, contact the Fremont Police Department at (510) 790-6800 and select option 3.

On the 11th Day of Grinchmas:

This San Leandro house was the target of this Grinch. Police say he walked up to the porch and snagged a package that didn't belong to him. The good news on this day, police arrested the suspect. It is the only porch pirate caught in our 12 days of Grinch-mas.

On the 10th Day of Grinch-mas:

If you sent a gift to 76th and Ney Avenue in Oakland, your recipient didn't get it - but this sneaky thief did. If you can help identify this person, contact the Oakland Police Deparment at (510) 777-3333.

On the 9th Day of Grinch-mas:

This San Jose house is ready for the holidays, the wreaths on the door and the package on the porch tell this thief there's something to take. The woman appears quikly, snatching this package at Hillsdale Avenue, and Cheshire Drive. If you recognize her, contact the San Jose Police Department at (408) 277-8900.

On the 8th day of Grinch-mas:

A sneaky Grinch slowly drives by in an SUV before spotting this package at Mendocino and Lassen Lanes in San Jose. They dart out to grab the goods before returning to their car. They shine a light in the camera to throw police off their tracks. Maybe you were in the car that drove by just after the heist. Call the San Jose Police Department if you have any details at (408) 277-8900

On the 7th day of Grinch-mas:

This one happened near E. Hillsdale Blvd and Curtiss St in San Mateo. If you recognize this persons unique backpack and shirt, you might be able to put the merry back into somone's Christmas. If you have any information to share, contact the San Mateo Police Department at 650-522-7700.

On the 6th Day of Grinch-mas:
This Grinch appears to get cold feet on her first attempt to steal a package from a Concord porch. She walks away. But moments later she's back, snagging a holiday shipment from the stoop. If you have information on this person, contact the Concord Police at (925) 671-3220.

On the 5th Day of Grinch-mas:

This one comes from the Marin County Sheriff's Office. Two female suspects were caught on camera, stealing a package from the front porch of a residence in Mill Valley. The package from Nordstrom was stolen within 20 minutes of being delivered.
If you have any information that might help, please contact the Marin County Sheriff's Office at (415) 479-2311, if you have any additional information.

On the 4th Day of Grinch-mas:

A thief struck in Danville. Check out the video above of a suspect stealing a package off a porch on Old Orchard Ct. in the Sycamore neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. Anyone with information should contact Sgt. Ron Hoekwater at (925) 314-3703 or

On the 3rd day of Grinch-mas:

This video shows a guy taking off with an unsuspecting neighbor's delivery. Caught on a Ring doorbell, this neighbor says brazen daylight heist happened right around the corner from the San Francisco Police Taraval Station in the city's Sunset District. Police want to hear from you if you know who is responsible for the robbery. Call San Francisco police at 415-553-0123.

On the 2nd day of Grinch-mas:

This "Grinchy" pair swipe packaged in Millbrae. The San Mateo County Sheriff is looking for help to nab these porch thieves. They were seen on Dec. 11, between 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., these suspects took packages from two separate residences in Millbrae. The sheriff says they were seen getting into a green late model Saturn station wagon type vehicle.

Anyone with information about this crime, or who might be able to identify the suspects or suspect vehicle is encouraged to call Sergeant Guiney at 650-259-2399 or email him at

On the 1st day of Grinch-mas:

A man showed up and nabbed packages off a Noe Valley porch in San Francisco. The owner's Ring doorbell caught the person taking packages from their doorstep. Other neighbors believe he may match the description of a person seen taking other packages in the neighborhood. If you know him, or think you might be a victim, you are encouraged to call San Francisco police at 415-553-0123.

Have you been the victim of a porch thief and have good clear video of him or her?

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