Woman, 33, accused of stealing package of gifts for families in need from Detroit home

Ring doorbell captures video of woman stealing package from front porch

News Brief, 12/23/2020, 5 p.m. Update

DETROIT – A woman accused of stealing a package of gifts from the front porch of a Detroit home has been arrested.

On Friday, Dec. 11 a woman driving a Range Rover pulled into the driveway of Aisha Harris’ home on Detroit’s west side and stole a package from her front porch. Harris says the package was not for her, but rather included gifts for families in need who she is helping this holiday season.

“One of those gifts was for a young man -- a very expensive gift -- that I have sponsored, and I have been waiting for that gift for a long time. It finally came and it was stolen,” Harris said.

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The homeowner’s new Ring doorbell caught the theft on camera. The footage was provided to police for further investigation.

Detroit police have since arrested 33-year-old Sade Scott, who is believed to have stolen Harris’ package.

As of Dec. 23, Scott has been charged in connection with packages stolen from the porches of two Detroit homes. Police say they acted on tips from the community to identify and locate Scott, who was pulled over in the Range Rover in question and arrested. The woman reportedly had two stolen packages in the vehicle, along with stolen debit cards. Officials say the Range Rover was also stolen.

Footage of the Dec. 11 incident showed at least one other individual in the vehicle with the arrestee. It is unknown if anyone else will be charged in connection with the thefts.

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Harris says her home has been targeted by package thieves at least six times since November of this year.

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