Video of porch theft in NE Cedar Rapids leads to arrest

Courtesy Lindsay Houston

A video online of a porch thief that made its way around social media led to an arrest in Cedar Rapids.

Cedar Rapids police received a report from a homeowner in the 7200-block of Hampshire Drive NE that she had video surveillance of an individual taking a blue package and a large cardboard brown box off of their front porch and driving off in a 4-door sedan.

The woman then posted video of the theft on Facebook, and someone recognized 26-year-old Amanda Bentley as the suspect.

CRPD's investigation determined that Bentley allegedly stole packages from two other homes as well.

Officers arrested Bentley and charged her with three counts of fifth degree theft.

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