Police ID Alleged "Grinch" Who Stole Prada Sneakers

While police have identified the suspects, they have not yet released their identities to the press.

By Doug Shimell and David Chang
|  Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012  |  Updated 3:53 PM EDT
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Grabby Grinch Steals Prada Sneakers

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Police later identified the suspects as Nicole Frye, 30 and Bryan Reppert, 37, both from Philadelphia. The suspects are charged with theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.

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Grabby Grinch Steals Prada Sneakers

About 30 minutes after a Feasterville woman's package arrived on her front porch it was stolen. A security camera caught the woman swiping the package with two pairs of sneakers inside right off the porch. NBC10's Doug Shimell shares the story.
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Philadelphia Police have identified the "Holiday Grinch" who allegedly stole a Christmas package from a Bucks County family as well as her alleged accomplice.

NBC10 received a viewer email from Michelle, who told us someone stole a Christmas package right from the doorsteps of her home in Feasterville. Michelle told NBC10 it happened Monday, a few days after she ordered $500 Prada sneakers from Neiman Marcus for her husband.

“I was expecting two pairs of Prada sneakers for my husband and I was expecting them yesterday from UPS,” said Michelle.

Sure enough, a UPS truck pulled up in front of Michelle’s home around 1 p.m. A home surveillance camera rolled as the driver knocked on the door and left the package on the steps before making his next delivery.

About 20 minutes later, surveillance cameras captured a dark-colored Dodge Durango backing into Michelle’s driveway. A woman with blonde hair got out of the vehicle, walked up the doorsteps, took the sneakers and headed back inside the Durango before fleeing the scene.

"It seems like they were following the UPS truck," said Michelle. "Because they knew exactly where to go."

Michelle tells NBC10 she witnessed the theft but couldn’t get to the woman before she took off. Michelle then told her husband about what she saw.

“He thought I was playing a joke on him and I wasn’t,” said Michelle. “So he decided to check the surveillance cameras and that’s where we saw the Grinch!”

Michelle filed a police report with the Lower Southampton Police Department who are investigating the incident. This isn’t the only recent package theft in the area to be caught on home surveillance video. Over the weekend, a young boy was captured on camera stealing a package from a home in Bethlehem.

On Wednesday, police announced two suspects confessed to the crime Tuesday night. Police later identified the suspects as Nicole Frye, 30 and Bryan Reppert, 37, both from Philadelphia. The suspects are charged with theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.

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