Oak Bay’s police chief took to Twitter Tuesday to clarify his views regarding a recent incident of porch piracy.
“Not a ‘porch pirate’…just a thief” Chief Ray Bernoties said on his personal Twitter account.
The incident in question is in regards to a surveillance video of a woman stealing a package off a porch and getting into a white subaru.
Bernoties suggested that her touque and sweater are “distinctive” and encouraged anyone with information to call the Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424.
As online shopping becomes widespread across Canada, with most retailers are moving their businesses online, unfortunately, so does porch piracy.
But don’t worry, in cases like these you have rights. Most companies, like Amazon, will offer a refund or replacement.
Consumer Protection has a few tips to avoid porch piracy here.
This woman just helps herself to your packages and then flees in the white vehicle in the background. Her sweater & toque are pretty distinctive. If you have any info about who this is, please call us. Not a 'porch pirate'🏴☠️…just a thief. 😡 pic.twitter.com/1bQoMt6UUN
— Ray Bernoties (@ray_oak) February 17, 2021