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Durham man charged with stealing packages off porches

Posted February 3, 2016

Tyrell Levar Dillard

— Police said Wednesday that they are searching for a Durham man suspected of snatching packages off at least two porches in recent weeks.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Tyrell Levar Dillard, 29, charging him with two counts of misdemeanor larceny in connection with a Dec. 26 theft on Spring Meadow Drive and an incident two days later on Stratford Lakes Drive.

Pamela McAllister said her home security system recorded the theft of her daughter's Christmas present from outside the front door of her Stratford Lakes Drive home. The family was on a Christmas cruise at the time.

"He strolled up the steps like he lived here and grabbed it," McAllister recently told WRAL News.

Durham police said have responded to reports of at least eight package thefts in the neighborhood since November.


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  • Nygnog Mcgee Feb 12, 2016
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    The criminals in Durham are very brazen. Just the other day I had to chase someone out of a job site i was working in. He was there attempting to steal tools while everyone was at lunch.

  • Janet Ghumri Feb 3, 2016
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    Glad this guy was caught! How rotten to steal packages like that.