Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Detectives Arrest Suspect Linked to 8 Porch Package Thefts

Detectives released video of a man who is linked to at least eight thefts of packages from homes in the county. He’s 20-year-old Armon Holmes of the 2600 block of Luana Drive in District Heights.

   Armon Holmes

On the video, Holmes is seen approaching two homes in the Capitol Heights area, grabbing packages and then fleeing in a white car. The preliminary investigation reveals Holmes stole multiple packages from December of 2017 through this March. Following an extensive investigation, he was taken into custody in late March.

Holmes in currently charged with theft and theft scheme. Additional charges against him are pending.
Here are some suggestions to help stop these types of package thieves:

*If possible, pick up the ordered item at the store

*Ship the item to your workplace

*Have a neighbor keep an eye out for the item if you know you won’t be home during the delivery window

*Have the item sent to a friend or family member who is home during normal delivery hours

*If possible, ship the item to an Amazon Locker, UPS Office, FedEx Office or Post Office

*Require a signature at the time of delivery

Anyone with information on this investigation or suspect is asked to call 301-390-2174. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

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