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Video catches Hillyard thief dressed as mailman pinching packages

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Some thieves in Hillyard are getting more and more creative as they work to scam your family. Security cameras from a recent victim show a package thief dressing as a mailman.  

"It was surprising, really surprising," said victim Terry Jones.

Jones and his wife started digging through their security system when they noticed a package was missing. The monetary value of what was inside was relatively small, but the importance was huge.

"It was just bandage material for my wife's (knee)," Jones said.

Video shows last week's delivery.

"I'm almost thinking he was following the FedEx truck," Jones said.

Moments later a  faux mailman crept up to snatch it away.

"He really looks guilty," Jones said.

The disguise is pretty good, but not good enough.

"He sees the package on the porch," Jones said "He's going for it. It's pretty sad."

This is the second sighting of a mailman disguised thief reported to our newsroom. If you know any information about the suspect, call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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