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Woman suspected of impersonating postal worker, stealing Scottsdale packages in custody

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The U.S. Postal Inspection Service took a suspected "porch pirate" into custody after a woman impersonated a U.S. Postal Service worker and stole packages from the front porch of a Scottsdale home on Monday. (Source: U.S. Postal Inspection Service) The U.S. Postal Inspection Service took a suspected "porch pirate" into custody after a woman impersonated a U.S. Postal Service worker and stole packages from the front porch of a Scottsdale home on Monday. (Source: U.S. Postal Inspection Service)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service took a suspected "porch pirate" into custody after a woman impersonated a U.S. Postal Service worker and stole packages from the front porch of a Scottsdale home on Monday.

According to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, they took a suspect into custody last night with the support of the Phoenix Police Department.

[ORIGINAL STORY: Porch pirate: Woman impersonated postal worker to steal packages in Scottsdale]

The suspect, a woman in her late 30s to early 50s, was caught stealing packages on Monday, Dec. 11 near the area of Thompson Peak Parkway and Grayhawk Drive. Luckily, the victim's security camera was rolling and grabbed pictures of the suspect, which the U.S. Postal Inspection Service released.

[RELATED: Phoenix homeowner pepper sprayed by suspected 'porch pirate']

[READ MORE: Suspected porch pirate rolls up to Glendale house in U-HAUL truck]

In the photos, the suspect is seen wearing a USPS blue uniform and was reportedly seen in the passenger seat of a black or blue Nissan Sentra driven by an unidentified man.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service was offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the woman's arrest and conviction.

The case has now been referred for federal prosecution and all further information will be released by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

[RELATED: Caught on Camera: Thief takes package at homeowner's front door in Glendale]

[READ MORE: Phoenix police arrest suspected 'porch pirate;' packages found in his truck]

This is at least the second porch pirate to be taken into custody this week in the Phoenix area after a homeowner confronted and chased a subject attempting to steal his packages.

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