Bethpage (WALK) - You might want to think twice before you leave any packages out in front of your house for mail pick-up today.
Nassau police are looking for two men who drove around for a couple of hours yesterday afternoon swiping delivery boxes off front porches. They were first seen in Old Bethpage on Wednesday morning around 11:15, trying to break into a U.S. Postal Service truck that was parked on Pasture Lane, according to authorities. The pair left without getting inside the vehicle.
The men were spotted next in Farmingdale, where they took several FedEx boxes that had been left in front of a home on Van Cott Avenue in Farmingdale. According to police, the men opened the boxes and stole what was inside.
The two struck next on Avoca Avenue in Bethpage. Detectives say they took a UPS package from in front of one home and another package left in front of another.
The men were seen driving a minivan, possibly a 2000 Honda Odyssey or Chrysler Town and Country, with a black bumper and out-of-state license plates. One suspect is described as being 25 to 30 years old with a think build and a beard and mustache, wearing a white tee shirt. Both men are black but there is no other description of the second suspect, who stayed in the minivan.
Detectives hope that anyone who saw the men or has any information about these crimes will contact Nassau Crime Stoppers at (800) 244-TIPS. Callers will remain anonymous.
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