Maine residents sets up trap to catch alleged thief in the act

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man helped police catch a suspect who he says was stealing packages from his front porch.

Bangor resident Tom Pasternack says his camera recorded someone taking his packages from his property on Sunday. The Bangor Daily News reports Pasternack set up an alert system to notify him if anyone stepped onto his porch after a fruitless search for Sunday’s perpetrator.

Pasternack says he also set up two dummy packages Wednesday as bait. He says he soon received an alert and raced home to confront the suspected thief.

A responding officer found the dummy packages in a 28-year-old Bangor woman’s backpack.

The woman was arrested and charged with theft.

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Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com

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