Exterminator arrested for stealing package off doorstep

Posted at 9:11 AM, Dec 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-10 09:11:31-05

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Investigators arrested a Hampton man accused of stealing a package off of someone’s doorstep moments after it was dropped off by FedEx.

“The suspect, who is an employee of a Pest Control Company, was apparently walking from residence to residence. He picked up the package from a porch and kept walking,” York County Sheriff’s Lt. Dennis Ivey wrote in an email. “The witness went outside and continued to watch him as he got into his work truck and left the area.”

That neighbor called the Sheriff’s Office with the license plate number and vehicle description. Investigators found and arrested 44-year-old Lance Patrick Luckey, Jr. He is charged with Grand Larceny and Trespassing.

“The package he allegedly stole contained several books, valued at over $700. The package has not been recovered,” Ivey said. “We do not think that this is the same suspect, who has been stealing mail from mail boxes.”

This crime was reported Monday morning about 11:41 a.m. along the 400 block of Arabian Circle.